When Pastor Jorma Jormakka arrived in Australia on Christmas Eve, 1968, not in his wildest dreams could he have imagined that one day he would be standing next to the Finnish ambassador, about to receive one of Finland’s highest honours. Back in 1968, Jorma wasn’t a pastor but worked with his hands, first in the… Read more
In Workplace Health and Safety terms, few people would consider the study of theology a particularly risky business, but the Uniting Church Moderator for South Australia, Dr Deirdre Palmer, sees things differently. ‘In our theological education, we encounter a God who invites us into a different way of seeing the world, a God who invites… Read more
The LCA’s working group on issues relating to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is relieved to report that so far no subpoenas for church records have been received.
Around 1440 a little man from Mainz changed the world. Johannes Gutenberg’s invention of the printing press is commemorated annually in the Australasian Religious Press Association’s (ARPA) premier award. The Gutenberg perpetual trophy is awarded for outstanding achievement or overall excellence in Christian communication. This year’s winner is The Lutheran. Editor Linda Macqueen accepted the… Read more