National Magazine of the Lutheran Church of Australia
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.
Neil was a victim of domestic and family violence and abuse perpetrated by his wife for many years. He is grateful to God he now has a life without abuse and can focus on blessings rather than bitterness.
In this 500th anniversary year of the Reformation, we reflect on what Lutherans refer to as ‘the means of grace’: the word of God, and the sacraments of baptism and holy communion (see Luther’s Small Catechism). This reflection on the word of God is the last in the three-part series.
Five centuries after the Reformation, how do the Lutheran and Catholic churches get along today? What has been achieved by working together since inter-church dialogue between the two began in Australia in the mid–1970s?
Lay people were critical partners for Martin Luther in bringing about the Reformation. Learn how here
In this 500th anniversary year of the Reformation, we reflect on what Lutherans refer to as ‘the means of grace’: the word of God, and the sacraments of baptism and holy communion. This reflection is on baptism.
Through LCA International Mission, you are following our Lord in his mission to make disciples of all nations and enabling Jesus’ love to come to life in the lives of many people as you Pray, Give, Connect and Go. Learn more about these opportunities today.
Australian Lutheran World Service is the overseas aid and resettlement agency of the Lutheran Church of Australia. Through its international partnerships in 2016 ALWS was able to help one million people – thanks to your support.