Since the February Convention of General Synod, the General Church Board (GCB) and College of Bishops (CoB) have met together twice to commence work on Synod’s resolution to explore the possibility of ‘one church with two ordination practices’.
ALC welcomes new teachers
Australian Lutheran College (ALC) has engaged three experienced practitioners to teach in its higher education program.
LEA head calls for Lutheran schools to remain Lutheran
Lutheran Education Australia (LEA) is calling for faith-based schools to retain the right to uphold their unique ethos, as part of the consultation process on proposed changes to federal anti-discrimination laws in Australia.
New bishop for LCANZ’s Western Australia District
Pastor Peter Hage has been elected as the next bishop of the LCANZ’s Western Australia District. The pastor of St Johns Lutheran Church in Perth, he was elected unopposed for an initial four-year term during last weekend’s District Convention of Synod at Duncraig in suburban Perth.
LAMP has been decommissioned
LAMP has been decommissioned. It has been replaced by LAMP2.
Lutheran family treasure hides in plain wrapping
by Rosie Schefe
Three plastic-wrapped pallets sit in a Wellington loading dock. Not much to see here. But this 945-kilogram load holds taonga (treasure), both historical and spiritual – sacred even. This is the archive of the Lutheran Church of New Zealand, bound for Lutheran Archives in Adelaide.
Lutherans honoured in Australia Day list
LCA members Graham Lieschke and Fred Stolz have been recognised in the Australia Day 2023 Honours List.
Have your say to keep Lutheran schools Lutheran
The Commonwealth Government has asked the Australian Law Reform Commission to prepare a report on how to uphold human rights in faith-based education. The report proposes legislative changes that would be unlikely to support the current freedom for schools to build communities of faith.
A message to members of the LCANZ from the College of Bishops
The 20th Convention of General Synod for the LCANZ, held in Melbourne, has come and gone. Delegates came before God each day in worship with listening ears, and with the desire to live to God’s glory in the decisions we made.
New Zealand cyclone: a message from LCNZ Bishop Mark Whitfield
Two weeks after a massive rain and flooding event caused devastation in northern Aotearoa–New Zealand, Cyclone Gabrielle has this week hit the same areas of our North Island, leaving a trail of destruction.