“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.

In his “Our Lutheran Life” story, the Rev. Bill Hower, Moon Township, Pa., tells of his first call in Harrisburg. In this congregation he served as the first non-Romanian pastor and provided pastoral care to eight former Gestapo members. They wanted to know: “Pastor, we know that we deserve hell, but can God forgive us?”

If you would like to listen to more “Our Lutheran Life” stories, click here to view the entire collection.

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