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Cover story

Economic disruption and an evolving church Cover story

Economic disruption and an evolving church

Hard times pull to front new ways to consider church's work

Features

As head of Palestinian tourism ... Features

As head of Palestinian tourism ...

a Lutheran woman hopes to improve life for Palestinians

Be it resolved... Features

Be it resolved...

Getting spiritual on the brink of a new year

Finding a common word Features

Finding a common word

Virginia dialogue pairs Lutherans and Muslims

How empathy will change your life Relationships

How empathy will change your life

It is more than sympathy

Lutheran social services go green Sustainability

Lutheran social services go green

Environmental stewardship becomes central to agencies' work

Ready for new Lutherans Evangelism

Ready for new Lutherans

In Washington, pastors urge believers out of homes and into two new churches

Sabbaticals score big Features

Sabbaticals score big

Survey finds leaders' minds, bodies and spirits improve

Pass the faith

'Shhhh. Later.' Now what?

'Shhhh. Later.'

How parents can help children participate in silence during worship

Saying 'I'm sorry' Pass the faith

Saying 'I'm sorry'

Apologizing to kids teaches forgiveness, reconciliation skills

Two months out

'We pray for people here and there. We pray for people everywhere.' Two months out

'We pray for people here and there. We pray for people everywhere.'

Dr. Seuss inspires liturgy

Deeper understandings

Salvation Deeper understandings

Salvation

A conversation between — and for — Lutherans

Faces

A ride of honor Faces

A ride of honor

Rose Parade float honors Paul Rossmeissl and other organ donors

Youngchurch

A boat for Juan Youngchurch

A boat for Juan

Pennsylvania Sunday school helps a Salvadoran fisherman

Web exclusives

Predecessor bodies form the ELCA The way we were: 1987

Predecessor bodies form the ELCA

Each body's bishop participated in the Constituting Convention


Columnists

10 Bible stories that breathe life:

A face that shines

News

Departments

Extremism condemned

1,900 malaria nets

Anti-nuclear admission

Council hears of prizewinner, social statements explanation

Crystal Cathedral a cautionary tale

ELCA Board of Pensions is now Portico

Gender justice

Good deeds

Got the blues? Go to church

Hindu-Christian dialogue

HIV awareness works

Intolerance in Pakistan

Law affects worship

Luther's many greats grandson

Middle East peace

No to cluster bombs

On an empty stomach

Orthodox tackle HIV

Parking to drive

Pastor ministers via Twitter

Pastor runs for Congress

PLTS, CLU explore possible merger

Quote: Rahm Emanuel

Rain and relief

Religious advocacy triples

Somalia aid threatened

Unbelted pope

Worried in Liberia

Best this month: Happy Feet Two
Critics laud film for its characters, music and themes

Best this month: One Love

Best this month: Saving Civility: 52 Ways to Tame Rude, Crude and Attitude for a Polite Planet

Higher education: Miller (LTSS), Koerwer (Newberry) to step down; Gettysburg professors receive NSF grants; St. Olaf student creates game; LCM at KU gets a new home

Letters: Faithful reader, learner also pastor's mentor
Simple gifts, pastors' debts, internships, Alinsky stories stir reaction

Light Side: Seasonal singing
Children interpret Christmas hymns

E-newsletter: C.S. Lewis said it best

E-newsletter: Do you really need them?

E-newsletter: Guaranteed acceptance

E-newsletter: Lessons worth learning the hard way

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Advent: Waiting together

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