Dwelling in God’s word: lessons from the early church
by Matt Schubert
My home church, Rockingham Mandurah Lutheran in Perth, weathered a two-year pastoral vacancy in 2014–2015. If you’ve been part of a long vacancy, you won’t be surprised to hear it was a time of exhaustion, frustration and currents of disunity.
Dwelling in God’s word: Easter freedom
by Matt Bishop
I serve in a suburban parish that 50 years ago planted a Lutheran primary school to be a missional community. In my everyday calling, I have the joy of being invited into that school to proclaim God’s freedom.
Dwelling in God’s word: the foundation of our hope
by Richard Fox
Many people are looking for hope to cope with, deal with and be set free from the things happening in their lives that may make them feel despondent, that they have no hope.
Dwelling in God’s word: the mystery of the incarnation
by Nathan Hedt
The incarnation is one of the great mysteries of the Christian faith. A mystery is not something unknowable, but rather something infinitely knowable. A mystery always has more depth to discover and more wonder to dwell in.
Dwelling in God’s word: valuing and connecting with people living with disability
by John van Ruth
In our world view, disability is an abnormal part of a normal world. In Christ’s view, disability is a normal part of an abnormal world.
Dwelling in God’s word: a study on idolatry
by Michael Lockwood
To appreciate the medicine, we need to recognise the disease. To truly rejoice in our Saviour, we need to see the sin from which he sets us free.
Dwelling in God’s word: a study on life-giving gifts
by Helen Lockwood
A father’s kidney donation has saved his eight-year-old son’s life. The newspaper headline caught my eye. I knew the family. I had heard of their struggles and their strength.
Dwelling in God’s word: a study in the baptised life
by Pastor Timm Ebbs
The mother of a teenager in confirmation class asked to see me urgently. Her daughter wanted to talk with me. She was distraught. She courageously shared her struggle with sin. ‘
Dwelling in God’s word: a Christian perspective on ethical investment
by Nick Schwarz
For Christians, the life and teachings of Jesus and the word of God we find in the Bible more generally are the most important sources of guidance on ethical matters.
Dwelling in God’s word: living guilt-free
by Adrian Kitson
When I was a young Christian in high school and university, I understood that Jesus died for me, and I was forgiven. Nothing could now separate me from the love of God. And yet it still seemed to me at the time that, having settled my salvation, God now gave me a new set of rules to obey.