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A few minutes with Elizabeth A. Platz Women clergy

A few minutes with Elizabeth A. Platz

On being the first ordained Lutheran woman

Foremothers in ordained ministry Women clergy

Foremothers in ordained ministry

A who's who of women clergy firsts

She brings the good news Women clergy

She brings the good news

But 40 years later, there are still hurdles

Still serving after all these years ... Women clergy

Still serving after all these years ...

First ordained woman says, 'Never underestimate the persistence of God'

Special report

'Be the church' Special report

'Be the church'

ELCA Lutheran Campus Ministry prepares students for service in the world

Holding fast Special report

Holding fast

ELCA colleges & universities help struggling students stay in school

Midland Lutheran College changes its name Special report

Midland Lutheran College changes its name

Now Midland University

Shaping spirits Special report

Shaping spirits

How ELCA seminaries approach spiritual formation

Features

'An unusual blend' Features

'An unusual blend'

St. Lydia's: Where the table is set for hospitality & worship

'The readiness is all' Features

'The readiness is all'

Do we have the courage to say now is the time to move on into heaven?

Dressing space & servants Features

Dressing space & servants

Women bound by friendship lift liturgical arts

Features

Reverse collection

A financial experiment teaches members about giving

Sophia & stewardship Features

Sophia & stewardship

Follow-up: In this Delaware congregation, they go together

Suriname: 'We work together' Features

Suriname: 'We work together'

Today's Lutherans contribute to multifaith, multiethnic respect

The wilderness of illness Features

The wilderness of illness

A mother and daughter savor the river of memories

Their place on the planet Features

Their place on the planet

Organization helps young people look toward future

Pass the faith

The gift of gratitude Pass the faith

The gift of gratitude

Thankfulness expressed through faith leads to more happiness, less stress

Youth wants to be a lector Now what?

Youth wants to be a lector

Involvement might spark a renewed sense of intergenerational worship

Good one!

Feed the call committee Good one!

Feed the call committee

"Being together for that meal every week helped"

Two months out

Watch Night Two months out

Watch Night

Congregation marks New Year with worship

Faces

Life with a purpose draws recognition Faces

Life with a purpose draws recognition

Self-proclaimed computer geek tracks disease using SMS

Youngchurch

Church starts egg-cellent ministry Youngchurch

Church starts egg-cellent ministry

Wisconsin Eagle Scout begins chicken ministry at church

Columnists

A Lutheran Christian life for today:

A gift from heaven

News

Departments

$30 million malaria campaign 'not feasible'

'Nothing Christ-like'

Metro Lutheran makes plea

AA scales back God references

Bishops take stock of figures

Charges in theft from disabled

Chinese Bible 'unites'

Christians attacked

Christians lobby for peace

Church & state

Congregation saves bell tower

Did Israelites drink beer?

Finnish bishop defrocked

Former executive dies

God's Grounds

Islam in Germany

Jordan River worries

Koran threat affects churches

More trust

New app calls on faith

Not amused

Panels send message

Pennsylvania LSS fights poverty

Quote: Al Snyder

Quote: President Barack Obama

Redesign for 2011 brings staff cuts

Refugee program changed

Religion in prison

Seattle church, neighbors face off over Tent City

Student religious speech OK

Teens teach tithe

U.S. fifth in giving

U.S. hunger: 'Unacceptable'

Unbelievers come in first

Vote totals

Women in poverty ignored?

Work moves ahead to define ELCA, mission

Best this month: Amish Grace
A true story of forgiveness

Best this month: Animals of the Bible for Young Children
Book showcases beauty of God's creation for young readers

Best this month: The Friends We Keep
Unleashing Christianity's Compassion for Animals

Higher education: ELCA higher education roundup

Higher education: Fund for Leaders announced

Letters: No middle opinion on October issue
Cover art, texting piece, column and more stir up readers

Light Side: Heavenly humor
"You can have fries with everything"

E-newsletter: A fall to remember

E-newsletter: Attachment disorder and the Christian pilgrimage

E-newsletter: Is God personal?

E-newsletter: No disabled allowed--and we mean it!

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