Sunday, October 21, 2012


L Magazine is a bimonthly with 32-pages per issue printed by Logos Productions, Inver Grove Heights, MN, and mailed free to 16,000 ELCA (Lutheran) congregations. It is supported by advertising. Writers need to be Christian, but not Lutheran.

As you will see in the online version (, the magazine features creative artwork in lush colors.

As you will also discover, its basic format is a lead article (1500 words), two articles generally related to or contrasting with the lead.

Each issue also has some departments, such as humor, worship, church in context, arts, and resources (which has an editor).

The Jan.-Feb. 2013 issue focuses on Walter Bruggemann's THE PRACTICE OF PROPHETIC IMAGINATION. The original prophets offered a covental alternative to the royal consciousness of the Jerusalem establishment. Such preaching today contrasts God's alternative community against the exploitative freewheeling or regulated (God's community is neither Republican nor Democrat) communities.

Other articles (also 750-words; what we have called "departments") focus on the church year seasons and cultural calendar. Humor, for example, is a good story well-told that brings a smile. For the Jan.-Feb. 2013 issue, this story might be on Valentine's Day, whereas the day is not celebrated in Protestant churches.

The March-April 2013 issue has as its lead article Jurgen Moltmann's THE ETHICS OF HOPE, excerpting a passage on "The Resurrection of Life." This relates to the Lent, Holy Week, and Easter themes in those two months.

All pieces address Christian ministry, both ordained and lay, and have an immediate usage. Humor could be used at the start of a Bible study or in a sermon.

The Jan.-Feb. 2013 issue needs manuscripts due around Nov. 15, 2012, and then every two months afterward (Jan. 15, 2013; March 13, 2013; etc.).

I hope that you have something nearly ready to go that could be used now or in the near future.

Timothy Staveteig
9764 Gates Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44105

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