National Magazine of the Lutheran Church of Australia
Pastor Simon Cooper is a chaplain to two contrasting communities – students at a Lutheran college in Queensland and members of Australia’s defence forces in his role as a part-time Navy Reserve Chaplain. But, he says, one common denominator of both ministries is hope.
In their daily work, members of the defence forces may face danger, hardships and relationship pressures, and often encounter moral and spiritual challenges. That’s where defence chaplaincy has a role, says Principal Chaplain Darren Jaensch.
When keen cyclist Adam McKay was 31, he was hit by a car and his life was shattered. He has since shared his story through Lutheran Media’s Messages of Hope and has come to know the power of forgiveness.
Meet six pastoral ministry graduates from Australian Lutheran College, who are stepping out in faith to begin their first assignments in 2018.
As Christians we know we are to forgive those who wrong us, just as God has forgiven us. But when people hurt us deeply, it can be really tough to forgive them.
Almost 150 congregations from all over Australia and New Zealand, as well as Canada, welcomed family and friends to their Longest Lutheran Lunch events in 2017.
Zion Lutheran Church Gnadenberg, in South Australia’s Barossa Valley, is a little church with a big heart.
I went fishing with Santa.
Living with family or domestic violence can have a profound and traumatic effect on children – and some even bear the brunt of the abuse themselves. Jane* and her husband Mal were shocked to discover that their grandchildren were being abused at home.
The LCA this month is launching its Campaign for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence under the tagline Hidden Hurts Healing Hearts to coincide with White Ribbon Day on 25 November.