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Assembly acts on memorials from ELCA synods Cover story

Assembly acts on memorials from ELCA synods

Topics include mentoring, immigration, worship materials, LDR, the Middle East and health-care reform

Assembly approves full communion with Methodists Cover story

Assembly approves full communion with Methodists

Three decades of dialogue culminate in "Confessing our Faith Together"

Assembly takes dramatic step Cover story

Assembly takes dramatic step

In addition to sexuality statement, assembly approves full communion with Methodists and initiatives on HIV/AIDS and malaria.

Book of Faith: 1,000 congregations are 'official' Cover story

Book of Faith: 1,000 congregations are 'official'

Four years later, the idea has grown into a commitment

Canadian bishop delivers greeting in word & song Cover story

Canadian bishop delivers greeting in word & song

Johnson delivered a greeting of reality and promise

Carlos Peña re-elected Cover story

Carlos Peña re-elected

Highest elected lay official also serves as chair of the Church Council

Chaplain returning home asks ELCA for replacements Cover story

Chaplain returning home asks ELCA for replacements

Griffith thanks the ELCA for support and prayers

How Tweet it was Cover story

How Tweet it was

The 2009 Churchwide Assembly — in 140 characters

Lean times result in slimmed down budgets Cover story

Lean times result in slimmed down budgets

Income expected to fall over next two years

Let faith, not fear, lead the ELCA toward 2017 Cover story

Let faith, not fear, lead the ELCA toward 2017

What image of the church shapes our witness in complex and challenging times?" Hanson asked

LYO president urges expanded roles for youth and young adults Cover story

LYO president urges expanded roles for youth and young adults

Faison asks for 10 percent representation at next assembly

Ministry door opens to partnered gays and lesbians Cover story

Ministry door opens to partnered gays and lesbians

In four separate votes, assembly gives majority approval to ministry recommendations

Social statement on women slated for 2015 Cover story

Social statement on women slated for 2015

Message on human disability is forthcoming

Stamping out malaria & HIV Cover story

Stamping out malaria & HIV

Peter Mayer played a benefit concert; Assembly offered overwhelming support

Tour de Revs ends at assembly Cover story

Tour de Revs ends at assembly

Pastors log 2,800 on a bamboo bicycle

What next? Cover story

What next?

Conflict, conversations, commitment

Features

'Seen and unseen' Features

'Seen and unseen'

On tardiness and trust

A passion for the neighborhood Features

A passion for the neighborhood

Many have a desire to help but don't know how

As Darwin turns 200 Features

As Darwin turns 200

Lutherans can celebrate evolution and creation

Gatherings grow our faith Features

Gatherings grow our faith

The gathering results in a lasting journey of faith

Homework & snacks Features

Homework & snacks

This church does both at nearby school

Imagine Appalachia Features

Imagine Appalachia

'The pull to the home place is so strong here'

Please advise ... Features

Please advise ...

California congregation offers financial advice in troubled times

Shaped by 'Jesus, Justice, Jazz' Features

Shaped by 'Jesus, Justice, Jazz'

Youth are told: 'In God's eyes, you count'

Shepherd gathers talented flock Features

Shepherd gathers talented flock

Lutheran writers drawn to creative community

They call me Mama Va-va-voom' Features

They call me Mama Va-va-voom'

HIV/AIDS leader is a woman of action.

What you said Features

What you said

Disabilities do not inhibit us

Pass the faith

Casting out fear Pass the faith

Casting out fear

Parents are key in helping children develop courage and self-confidence

Now what? Pass the faith

Now what?

My daugher is in the 'tweenage gap'

Faces

From victim to advocate Faces

From victim to advocate

Survivor's goal: Stopping illegal gun purchases

Painting for patients Faces

Painting for patients

Widow makes murals to urge health-care reform

Youngchurch

How does your garden grow? Youngchurch

How does your garden grow?

In Texas, organically and for the community

Columnists

Presiding bishop:

Called into one body

News

Departments

A pastor's dream

Big drop for Presbyterians

Boston priests must work longer

Chilstrom leads arboretum

Communist, not always atheist

Court: Monument breaks law

Crist at health-care summit

ELCA membership down, giving steady, while diversity up

Enough

Episcopal Church will allow gay bishops

Flu doesn't scare these missionaries'

Food, a book and a prayer

From the basement to the hills

God's work, our tired hands

Hatch and match' liturgy

Health plan rates held down

Heaven & hell

In God we trust'—an offense?

Iowa's ICE raid: The play

Keillor benefit for homeless

Knoche to retire

Lutheran learner to the end

Lutheran to lead European Parliament

Meeting back-to-school needs

Merger and name change

No longer fainting

Noko: New level of reconciliation with Mennonites

Nuns investigated

Only after school

Scientists: 1/3 are believers

Shelter gets boost

Stitching together hobbies

Stumme-Diers resigns

The lost episodes

Vets get free LSS service

Warming hearts in Afghanistan

Wedding procession on YouTube

Best this month: Garrison Keillor: The Man on the Radio in the Red Shoes
This documentary provides a behind the scenes look at the famous author and humorist.

Best this month: Grandpa's Soup

Best this month: Life Among the Lutherans

Higher education: Higher Education

Letters: Diversity in the ELCA
Welcome needs to be intentional

Light Side: Back to school, back to good news

Reflection: Praying with Miriam
A fragile woman becomes vibrant­ — for a moment

E-newsletter: Big enough for everyone

E-newsletter: Discipleship: A spiritual journey

E-newsletter: Gratitude for the Lutheran teens who visited New Orleans
The kindness of strangers

E-newsletter: It's time to discuss disabilities

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