‘A new commandment I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.’ (John 13:34) For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor principalities, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will… Read more
Dear members and pastors of the LCA, Last week I wrote to you about a special joint meeting of the General Church Board (GCB) and the College of Bishops (CoB). Many responded to that message with offers of prayer, and some with advice – thank you. As I write this message after that meeting I… Read more
Dear Pastors, LCA Synod delegates, and wider LCA membership, Since the General Convention of Synod in Sydney last year, the leaders of the LCA at the District and Churchwide levels have been becoming increasingly aware of the complex and seemingly irresolvable dilemmas facing our church, particularly in relation to the question of ordination and the… Read more
A Pastoral Message from the LCA Acting Bishop I urge then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone – for kings and all those in authority that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness (1 Timothy 2:1,2). The Lutheran Church of Australia regularly… Read more
Did you know that 17-23 June 2019 is Refugee Week all around the world?
The sheer numbers of internally displaced people, refugees, asylum seekers and ‘irregular migrants’ in the world today are overwhelming.