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The Lutheran

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Frequency  Monthly
Year founded  1831
Based in  Chicago
Circulation  280,000
Country  United States
Company  Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

The Lutheran is the primary publication of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The editorial offices are at 8765 West Higgins Road in Chicago, Illinois with the denominational offices. While circulation fulfillment is done by Augsburg Fortress Publishers, the ELCA publishing house in Minneapolis, Minnesota, all editorial, advertising, marketing and online functions are done in the Chicago offices.

History and profile

The Lutheran was established in 1831. The 52-page magazine carries news of the ELCA, its institutions, 65 synods, 10,470 congregations and 4.8 million members; news of global Lutheran churches; news of other U.S. denominations and faith groups; and inspirational stories and columns. Published 12 times a year, The Lutheran has a circulation of 280,000 and sells for $15.95 per individual subscription. The Lutheran is the largest Lutheran publication in the world and the largest denominational periodical in North America. It is distributed in more than 50 countries. It is a member of the Associated Church Press.

The Lutheran has a membership Web Publication that features exclusive content as well as the content of the print magazine, a staff blog, breaking news blog, discussion forums, free weekly e-newsletters and the ability to comment on each article.

The Lutheran publishes a magazine for children 6 and younger entitled The Little Lutheran, which is issued ten times per year (combined May/June and July/August). In addition, as of January 2009 it publishes a second children's publication entitled The Little Christian, also published ten times a year.


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