The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Cover story

Cover story

ELCA: Diversity within unity

Mainline decline Cover story

Mainline decline

Understanding membership drop

What's the future? Cover story

What's the future?

Identity and mission can lead to renewal



A different kind of rising

A gentle cradle of sound Features

A gentle cradle of sound

Harp therapy eases life's transitions


AFP sales up; deficit at $400,000

Giving our best Features

Giving our best

Lutherans continue to send funds, workers and hope to the Gulf Coast

Global service has a ripple effect Features

Global service has a ripple effect

Lutherans put to work leadership skills gained internationally


Global service: Five lives changed


Hurricanes: How one synod responds

It's not easy being green Features

It's not easy being green

... but some congregations try


LSS of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan: Social service agency responds to audit


Mildred Berg, ELCA laywoman, dies


Nestingen retires from Luther Seminary

Resurrection promise Features

Resurrection promise

We live in eternal life today


Stewart Herman, 1909-2006


Work launched on guide to reading, understanding the Bible


Singing with hope Faces

Singing with hope

Cancer survivor joins concert fundraiser


From Maryland, with love Youngchurch

From Maryland, with love

Kids send 175 books to Nicaragua

From the bookshelf Youngchurch

From the bookshelf

Web exclusives

Web exclusive

Pondering Mary

Web exclusive

The World Wide Web of prayer

It connects across continents to a friend in ICU


Worship whys:

Three days

Spiritual practices:

Good flesh

Presiding bishop:

On being Lutheran

My view:

Job opening



'Dun Cow' goes to New York

'Sparky' Anderson: World Series manager and honorary Lutheran

A 'souper day' for hunger

Budget cuts affect social service agencies

Hamiltons to end hunger

How do we see Judas?

LWR gets top grade

Point & click

Thrivent and Habitat to build 312 homes

Best this month: Harbors of Heaven and Sophie Scholl

Churchscan: Churchscan

Letters: What about unconditional love?
Yes, it is dangerous

Light Side: Honest answers

Reflection: Showing our scars
It can bring healing to us and others

Worldscan: Worldscan

E-newsletter: A private matter

E-newsletter: Even my dirty feet

E-newsletter: Five places to find God this spring

E-newsletter: Whose side is God on?

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