from Lutheran Partners that didn't fit into other categories
A Call to Prayer
by Robin McCullough-BadeOnce, life was simpler. It seemed easy to be the church. Neighbors seemed to share similar values. Stores, malls, soccer tournaments, and work schedules yielded to Sunday morning as a time for worship. Churches were built, and people came.
by Dwayne J. Westermann
Charitable giving is one way to help impoverished people in developing countries. But when members of this congregation meet hunger and poverty face to face, friendships are formed and lifestyles are forever changed.
Not in My Pew
by James A. Cates
Our congregations are places of welcome for all sinners. Or are they? Can we, should we, welcome those who admit to molesting children?
Notes in Retrospect
by Richard E. Koenig
Lutheran Partners originated as a ministry of the Lutheran Church in America, under the name LCA Partners, in 1979. Its first editor tells the story of the magazine’s early years.
When Were They Written? The Dating of the Scrolls
by Neil Altman
The traditional view posits the dating of the famous Dead Sea Scrolls as before the time of Jesus. Other textual evidence point to some time after Jesus' birth. The implications of a later dating may not be insignificant.