One hundred years: commemorating Carl Strehlow
by Neville Doecke
The life of Lutheran missionary Carl Strehlow was celebrated at Hermannsburg in Central Australia with a series of commemorative events in July. Carl and his wife Frieda are remembered for their service among the Western Arrarnta people of the region.
A centuries-old play retold for our age
by Valerie Volk
On a tour of Europe in 1973, Valerie Volk had her first accidental encounter with Oberammergau, a tiny town in the southern German Bavarian Alps. At once she was intrigued and it was the beginning of a 50-year love affair with this historic place.
Leadership and learning go hand in hand
by Merryn Ruwoldt
Deep conversations about how Lutheran theology informs Lutheran education practices were a feature of recent Australian Lutheran College-led workshops for aspiring leaders in Lutheran schools and early childhood services.
From shadows into Jesus’ glorious light
by Pastor Matt Anker
Despite living in a village where more than 95 per cent of people are baptised and actively involved in the church, members of the Lutheran congregation at Banden in Thailand’s Nan province remain passionate about local mission – and the fruits of their tireless commitment are a joy to witness.
All ages step out for refugee kids
by Jonathan Krause
When more than 40 people on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula recently gathered to do a 12-kilometre Walk My Way to support refugee children through ALWS, young Amos says it was worth the exhaustion.
Opportunity knocks in the shadow of the Gabba
by Helen Brinkman
When the Brisbane Bears joined what was to become the AFL in 1987, who would have guessed the ripples of opportunity that flowed from its emergence as the first Queensland-based club?
Safe and saved
by Lisa McIntosh
When Barbara Metzger welcomed new client Helen to her Adelaide Hills bed and breakfast 15 years ago, little did she know the meeting would lead to an enduring friendship and a life-changing spiritual journey for the two women.
Youth keep spirit of Reformation alive
by Elsa Matthias
How can we bring the voice of the youth into our church? And how do we do this so that the work of the youth is considered the work of the church? These are questions 22-year-old Elsa Matthias has been exploring with other young Lutherans from around the globe.
‘Why I am giving up my bed’
by Jonathan Krause
It’s a long way from a Grade 4 classroom in Queensland to the frontline of the war in Ukraine. And it feels a long way from a cosy bed to sleeping on the floor. Yet 9-year-old Chloe, inspired by a class project on ‘Why experiencing God’s love can inspire someone to make a sacrifice to help others’,
New Lutheran evangelist carries on 50-year PNG mission
by Matt Anker
Five decades after the first Lutherans began a prayer group and built a church in Papua New Guinea’s West Sepik region, a new Lutheran evangelist has been commissioned to continue carrying the good news to people in the remote jungles of the nation’s northernmost province.