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Cover story

Bible in one hand... Cover story

Bible in one hand...

Following Karl Barth's advice in the 21st century

The Bible as <I>they</I> know it Cover story

The Bible as they know it

The word & American popular culture

Features

At 6:33 p.m.... Features

At 6:33 p.m....

One congregation knows what all of its members are doing

Dancing around the 'Bend' Features

Dancing around the 'Bend'

In this small Minnesota town, folks embrace change

Elder abuse and the church Features

Elder abuse and the church

What can we do?

Features

Evangelism gets new wheels

The ELCA rolls out grassroots approach

From trash to treasure Features

From trash to treasure

Liturgical arts committee shows what can be done with -- or without -- a budget

It starts with 'Hodi' Features

It starts with 'Hodi'

In Tanzania, Lutherans boldly invite people to church

Features

What can our spaces become?

Building church communities in unlikely places

Pass the faith

Animal connections Pass the faith

Animal connections

Creatures large and small can link us to God's wonders

Now what? Teen might be surprised by adult welcome Pass the faith

Now what? Teen might be surprised by adult welcome

He's not sure he'd be welcome in congregation's music programs

Two months out

Celebrate being Lutheran and German Two months out

Celebrate being Lutheran and German

Congregation-sponsored Oktoberfests blend fellowship and outreach

Good one!

Leaves of service Good one!

Leaves of service

Iowa congregation honors volunteers

Faces

On the air -- and that's just the start Faces

On the air -- and that's just the start

At 12, Pavlina Osta hosts her own radio show and writes a newspaper column

Youngchurch

Taking the class outside Youngchurch

Taking the class outside

Congregation's preschoolers learn in the great outdoors

Web exclusives

The way we were: 1977 Web exclusive

The way we were: 1977

Navy chaplain prays for Marines in Parris Island, S.C.


Columnists

A Lutheran Christian life for today:

An appreciation for doubt

News

Departments

7 die at prayer rally

A first for Finns

A Sunday without fuel

Abuse scandal may lead to exodus for German Roman Catholics

Church rejects IVF

Clothes for fire victims

Concordia president dies

Crisis in Niger

Decision delayed

Destination: Haiti

ELCA's Dana College closing

ELCA: Budget cut, restructuring ahead

G20 gets report card 'D'

Giving down

Groups lobby for bill

Hanson on oil spill

Inmate has micro-idea

Let it rain

LVC receives grant

Mortgage morality

Organization dissolves

Peers request discipline

Prayer & water

Presidential prayers and thanks

Quote: Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori

Quote: Overheard in the Newsroom

RCA calls for dialogue

Reformed bodies merge at Michigan assembly

Religion & racism

Remembering those who came before

Royal marriage advice

Russia: Synagogue targeted

SBC retools

Second Coming forecast

Southeast Michigan bishop resigns

Technology in worship

Tough road for missionaries

Winners in the hunger fight

Zimbabwe: Failed schools

Best this month: Connecting Like Jesus: Practices for Healing, Teaching, and Preaching
Campolo and Darling write about "spiritually charged communication"

Best this month: Noah's Wife: The Story of Naamah

Best this month: Toy Story 3
Family film has an appealing emotional undertow

Higher education: Augustana colleges celebrate sesquicentennial, Six Gettysburg students receive Fullbright grants, and more ...

Letters: Plumber analysis may miss mark
Luther stressed Christian values in all jobs, endeavors

Light Side: It's blooper time

Synod assemblies: Elections

Synod assemblies: Pensions, sexuality decisions and more

E-newsletter: 'Excuse me, that's my seat'

E-newsletter: A backpacker's psalm

E-newsletter: From Alabama to Honduras

E-newsletter: In taking his picture, I saw myself

E-newsletter: The art of forgiveness

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