A God who shows up

How can our emphasis on “holiday homecoming” be good news when this is not a reality for so many?
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Our Top 5 favorites from 2020

Our Top 5 favorites from 2020

by Elizabeth McBride Well, the last 10 months of 2020 have been a doozy. We've seen the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, long-standing racial inequalities, and police brutality. And the list continues. We have grieved over the loss of beloved family...

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Risky transformation

Risky transformation

by Angela T. Khabeb A new calendar year often brings a fresh perspective with promises of a clean slate. We remember the past year and take inventory of successes and failures. We also look ahead with hope and anticipation of what will be. New Year’s resolutions...

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Café is a magazine for and with young adult women who want to build their faith.

Café incorporates a Lutheran perspective for young, adult women of Christian faith or simply for any woman who is interested in how faith relates to the issues that women face today. Readers and writers of Café include pastors, seminary and college students, and other young adult women who use Café as a Bible study resource individually or with their congregation. Pictured: The Young Women’s Bible Study at Clemson University. They read and discuss Café articles once a week.

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