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CONTENTS


Volume 2 Number 10 January 2018


COVER STORY


14 Form a faithful foundation Holding one another


to our baptismal promises Study guide: livinglutheran.org


FEATURES


21 Past experience not necessary Congregations host job-training opportunities Study guide: livinglutheran.org


24 The path to citizenship ELCA congregations hold classes, provide support


21 PAST EXPERIENCE NOT NECESSARY


26 Building the church for tomorrow A conversation with the ELCA campaign’s steering committee chairs


28 “The Ethiopian Bonhoeffer” The life, works and witness of Gudina Tumsa and Tsehay Tolessa


30 A vital response to human trafficking ELCA companions in Thailand offer new life for victims


33 A WELCOME HOME


33 A welcome home 36 Perspective: Confessing racism 38 Jars and jars of giving 40 My faith journey: A second call DEPARTMENTS


4 Editor’s note 5 Grounded in grace 6 Letters 8 News


38 JARS AND JARS OF GIVING


12 I’m a Lutheran 20 Reflection 42 Faith & family 44 Deeper understandings 46 Media in ministry 48 Crossword/classified 49 Deaths 50 Presiding bishop


LIVINGLUTHERAN.ORG 3


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