Beloved and wonderfully made

This Lenten season, let us be reminded that we are God’s beloved children.
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Boldcafe Podcast: Easter joy

Easter joy
by Ralen M. Robinson
Listen to the podcast episode below and on iTunes.


We are claimed in the wilderness

by Joy McDonald Coltvet
And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.” And the Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness.
Mark 1:11-12
Jesus is baptized and named the Beloved and then is immediately driven to the wilderness. MORE ›

Boldcafe group: Faith

During this time of change and uncertainty, one thing is certain. God is with us and we are not alone even though we may be self-isolating. Boldcafe has offered content written mostly by young adult women of faith since 2003. College students, seminarians and young adult pastors contribute to issues by talking about faith, vocation, relationships and more.MORE ›

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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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This monthly publication and podcast is made possible through regular offerings donated by women from over 7,000 active Women of the ELCA units in congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).