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The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

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Cover story

Don't just plan a mission trip … Volunteering

Don't just plan a mission trip …

build an experience

Special report

Day in the life ELCA resource centers

Day in the life

Peek into the work of a resource center director in North Carolina

Resource Center 2.0 ELCA resource centers

Resource Center 2.0

Today it's more about networking than materials on hand

What is Feautor? ELCA resource centers

What is Feautor?

Website allows sharing of faith resources

Features

'Anyone needs care, hey, we're here' Clergy

'Anyone needs care, hey, we're here'

ELCA chaplains stand ready with a listening ear

Discipleship transforms Virginia congregation ... Congregations

Discipleship transforms Virginia congregation ...

sending one member on 'the most exciting journey of spiritual growth and service'

Don't panic! Bible

Don't panic!

Cling to the promises of Scripture

Luther and the 'empire of the daws' Europe

Luther and the 'empire of the daws'

German Lutherans offer tours as part of educational ministry

Speaking the truth <del>in love</del> Language

Speaking the truth in love

Trash talk in the Bible

Pass the faith

Prompts for prayer Pass the faith

Prompts for prayer

Parents can help children find daily rhythms for prayers

Two months out

First day of school Two months out

First day of school

Tissues for parents, doughnuts for everyone

Good one!

Producing books in Braille Good one!

Producing books in Braille

Volunteers prepare Christian materials

Tried & true

The Lord's Prayer Tried & true

The Lord's Prayer

Make it part of your family's routine

Deeper understandings

A multicultural church Deeper understandings

A multicultural church

The church cannot but be so, because the gospel is transcultural

Faces

It's all in wrist for a major project to take off Faces

It's all in wrist for a major project to take off

Wisconsin sisters start project to fund a well in Malawi

Youngchurch

Snack on this Youngchurch

Snack on this

California congregation teaches day campers to prepare healthy snacks

Web exclusives

Two rabbits for two neighbors The way we were: 1962

Two rabbits for two neighbors

Children of Lutheran pastors enjoyed playing together


Columnists

10 Bible stories that breathe life:

Open the eyes of my heart, Lord

News

Departments

'Listen' to the poor

Archives.com helps trace roots

Arnison leads book network

Belief study released

Challenges ahead

Christianity bad for sexuality?

Church Council mulls mission and funding

Clergy guarantee ends

Climb for malaria

Council makes history

Death penalty support shifts

ELCA publications win ACP awards

Gay marriage opposition lowers

Iowans mourn death of gay teenager

It's about 'thanks-living'

Justice for genocide victims

Korea: Call for peace

Leaders push boycott

Liberians react to former president's conviction

Mortenson suit dismissed

Narnia or Neverland?

Not converts, but reverts

Orthodox divided

Praise for churches

Quote: Gary Wills

Religious data online

Rooted in reconciliation

Seminary breaks ground on museum

Seyenkulo elected Liberian bishop

Sudan church attacked

United Methodists meet

WCC finances shaping up

Best this month: We Bought a Zoo

Best this month: Picture my day

Best this month: Small Mercies: Glimpses of God in Everyday Life

Higher education: Gustavus Adolphus, Finlandia and Wittenberg scholars honored, more …

Letters: Praise rings for traditional liturgy, hymns
Articles on inactive members, use of language draw criticism

Light Side: Maneuvering meetings
Cartoons reveal the humor in church meetings

Synod assemblies: Assemblies discuss malaria, hunger and more
Youth representation and mission, bishop elections, also on agendas

Synod assemblies: Wickstrom, Gonia elected as Alaska, Rocky Mountain synod bishops
Kanouse re-elected in Northern Texas-Northern Louisiana

E-newsletter: Have you had a peacemaker implanted?

E-newsletter: Impossible events?

E-newsletter: Spirit surprises and inspires

E-newsletter: Welcome to the 'weekbegin'

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December issue

DECEMBER issue:

Advent: Waiting together

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