The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


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Resurrection wonders Cover story

Resurrection wonders

Congregations find renewed purpose, fresh ministries, outreach through self-examination, determination


'Social media rocks' Features

'Social media rocks'

That's just one lesson learned from alternative young adult ministry

A ministry metaphor Features

A ministry metaphor

In this community, building walls had a way of breaking them down

Blinded by the light Features

Blinded by the light

We must be like Paul

Hymn of the month club Features

Hymn of the month club

Congregation writes songs on kids' hearts

On each shelf, many stories Features

On each shelf, many stories

ELCA Archives show the life of the church, then and now

Patchwork congregations Features

Patchwork congregations

Sound ministry Features

Sound ministry

Young people hear the call loud and clear in Northfield, Minn.

Synod? Nope. Features

Synod? Nope.

Northern Texas-Northern Louisiana wants to be known as a mission area

Transformation for all congregations Features

Transformation for all congregations

Welcome home Features

Welcome home

Refugee families find new life thanks to these ELCA partners

Two months out

Appreciating blue Two months out

Appreciating blue

Good one!

Sacred Leaf Good one!

Sacred Leaf

Deeper understandings

Interreligious dialogue Deeper understandings

Interreligious dialogue

Would Martin Luther engage in such discussion today?


Making a giant leap in competitive skiing world Faces

Making a giant leap in competitive skiing world


Elements of the Lord's day:

That interesting meal



$750,000 for seminaries

Aid for refugees

Concealed in church?

Congregation withdrawals

Episcopalians battle over aid to Israel

Ethiopian Lutherans sever ties

Historic church burns

Letters keep editors alert

Lutherans warn Vatican

Missionary honored

Myanmar meeting

Not a diocese

Pastor apologizes for prayer

Prayer for the president

Sacred music program suspended at Luther

Update: Hurricane Sandy

Best this month: Here Come the Humpbacks!

Best this month: Quartet

Best this month: The Life of the Body: Physical Well-Being and Spiritual Formation

Higher education: Higher education

Letters: Can't drop Jesus when talking about God
Shrinking church, marriage article & 'My view' draw plenty of criticism

E-newsletter: God is dead?

E-newsletter: Sorry to burst your bubble

E-newsletter: The parable of the new member

E-newsletter: The sign read: 'Ashes and Prayer'

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