Theology for the real world
From time to time LCA Bishop John Henderson issues pastoral messages to our members in relation to current events in the world or the church.
Our Beliefs and Teachings
In the words of the classic Lutheran summary of faith, we believe that we are saved 'by grace, for Christ's sake, through faith'. In other words, there is nothing we can do to earn God's favour or to gain eternal life. Through his death and resurrection, Jesus Christ has won all this and more for us. We also believe that only the Bible is the source of inspiration and teaching.
The Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA) subscribes to the central teachings (or confessions) of Lutherans worldwide (see What Lutherans Believe). We also adhere to the three ecumenical (or universal) creeds of Christians around the world.
What Lutherans believe
We have created a video series called 'Presence', which explains the basics of what Lutherans believe.
Development of statements and opinions
The Commission on Theology and Inter-Church Relations oversees this area of the LCA's work. At the request of the College of Bishops or the General Convention of Synod, it periodically studies a contemporary issue in the life of the church or society and prepares statements for information or adoption.