The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Cover story

'We have this treasure' Cover story

'We have this treasure'

Global music lifts Luther's 21st-century church

On our two-way street of faith Cover story

On our two-way street of faith

International exchanges strengthen churches

Our worldwide church Cover story

Our worldwide church

Global contexts challenge Lutheran theology


 A ministry 'blessing & challenge' Features

A ministry 'blessing & challenge'

Sudanese find a welcome home in Southeastern Minnesota

A little grace, with Christmas wrap Features

A little grace, with Christmas wrap

Wartburg College students run holiday gift program

Come and behold him Features

Come and behold him

Where? In the manger, in ourselves

Going home for Christmas Features

Going home for Christmas

If we get lost in the question, we'll miss the way

Meet me at the freezer Features

Meet me at the freezer

A congregation's recipe for comfort & community

Pregnant possibilities Features

Pregnant possibilities

Faith community could do more for the mother-to-be

The church as a  marketplace Features

The church as a marketplace

Guyanese Lutherans are called to serve life

Will our children be generous? Features

Will our children be generous?

Here's how to help them 'get' giving

Pass the faith

Cutting back this Christmas? Pass the faith

Cutting back this Christmas?

Easing back from holiday consumerism is freeing

Now what? Pass the faith

Now what?

Reeling in Grandma & Gramps


Eye on population Faces

Eye on population

Researcher wins kudos for family planning study

Green and growing Faces

Green and growing

Entrepreneur sees work as stewardship


'I want ... to help' Youngchurch

'I want ... to help'

ELCA youth deliver the gifts at Christmas




$1.49 million for malaria work

'JJJ' tour for hunger

A gift in a shoebox

ABC airs forgiveness show

Age 80, and up to his neck

Center celebration

Chilean pastor to head LWF

Citizenship help

Court refuses sex abuse block

Day 7: Chill out

ELCA clergy and lay politics differ

Four nuns a singing ...

French Protestants celebrate

Gone: HIV traveler waiver

Invisible pumpkins, visible gifts

Lutheran LEGO guy

Lutherans on land-leases

LWF budget cuts

Manz, noted organist, dies

N.D. woman sentenced

Not 'someone else's problem'

Offering plates still full

Pass up passing the peace?

Prepping for 'Earth Year'

Rape & HIV

Religious freedom worldwide?

Searching for German pastors

Swedes OK wedding liturgy

Textbooks for Tanzania

The gift of education

Then a door, now a tree

Thrivent awarded

Trustees discuss plan adjustments

Wittenberg Center staff laid off

Woman to lead German church

Workshop asks, 'What is God up to?'

Best this month: Piglet and Granny

Best this month: The Power of Pause
Becoming More by Doing Less

Best this month: Where the Wild Things Are
Modern adaptation of popular book captures childhood

Higher education: Higher education report

Reflection: Christmas light
In it, I find God's love

E-newsletter: A thin place

E-newsletter: Augsburg--Lutheran and ecumenical city

E-newsletter: Cave as sanctuary

E-newsletter: The gift

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