“Our Lutheran Life” invites and encourages ELCA members to tell contemporary stories inspired by the Reformation about how the power of God’s grace plays out in the complexities of daily life, relationships, work and school. Your story is welcome, whether it addresses complex questions, heals suffering or recounts times of joy.

These stories narrate how Lutherans move in today’s society as Christians connected to the world around them, seeking to live out their faith for the next 500 years and beyond.

Create and submit your story using best practice recommendations provided here. For an individual ELCA Release Form, click here.


Laurel Rohrer (San Francisco, CA), the descendant of an Auschwitz survivor, tells how through meeting and marrying a Lutheran pastor and then getting involved in her congregation’s outreach efforts she grew to love church.

The photo shows two women: Eva, Laurel’s great maternal aunt, sitting on her mother’s lap. Both women are described in Laurel’s story.

You can watch and/or listen to all stories at livinglutheran.org/reformation.


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