When I read the book of Exodus, I can’t help but think that the people of Israel were on a family holiday. It sounds silly, I suppose, but as you read the retelling of the wilderness experience throughout the Bible, there are honest reflections recounting the difficulties they endured (and the difficulties that they brought… Read more
#youngSAVEDfree In this monthly column we hear from young people in our church about the ministries and mission they are part of – and how we in the LCA can better engage with youth in our communities. When Ben Schubert decided it was time to take a step back from the youth ministry roles he’d… Read more
Wendy Sherwell and Lorraine Janetzki from St Paul’s Nhill were returning from a visit to the first Christmas tree exhibition at St Stephen Lutheran Church, Rainbow, when they were inspired to share the true meaning of Christmas with their local community.
Long Tan is arguably one of Australia’s greatest military victories, and one of its least known. The shame that cloaked much of our involvement in the Vietnam War also obscured moments of great heroism and self-sacrifice. New film Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan will certainly raise that conflict’s profile. It may also raise… Read more
Never underestimate the power of a simple greeting card to touch someone’s heart. For 84-year-old Irene Joppich, the unexpected arrival of a handmade card in 1994 did just that as she faced testing times while volunteering in a remote outpost.
God’s messages of love are sometimes burnt onto people’s hearts through humble means. Take a sheet of plywood and wood pen, a little scroll saw, and a willing set of hands, and anything is possible, through God.