Living Lutheran Stories

Reformation 500: 50 things you may not know about the Reformation

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As we commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Living Lutheran is exploring 500 of its unique aspects, continuing the series this month with 50 Reformation things you may not know about … continue
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Luther and ministry “in crisis”

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Our church has a current and growing crisis in terms of what is often called our “public ministry.” Following Martin Luther’s great insight on Christian vocation, we believe every one of us is … continue
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A collection of thoughts and prayers

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On June 17, the verdict in the case of the fatal shooting of Philando Castile was announced in St. Paul, Minn. Officer Jeronimo Yanez was found not guilty on all counts, including second-degree … continue

“E Pluribus Unum Deus”: Out of many, one God

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As Christians, we are called to love and serve the neighbor. The question posed in Luke 10:29— “Who is my neighbor?”—has been one the ELCA has explored since its founding in 1988. In an … continue
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Providing comfort

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You noticed it right away when entering the sanctuary. Five hundred pillows formed a mountain in front of the altar at Bethany Lutheran Church, Bainbridge Island, Wash., in February. More … continue