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Featured Stories


Navigating end-of-life issues

In the 20th century, medicine and improved public health measures in Australia were very successful in increasing life expectancy. However, this has changed the pattern of ageing and the pattern of dying, says Dr Clare Seligmann.

LCANZ answers mission call from the Philippines

Rev Dr Michael Lockwood has answered the call to serve as a missionary with the Lutheran Church in the Philippines, a partner church of the LCANZ through LCA International Mission.

Witnessing over the airwaves

Being called a ‘Ham’ may not be too flattering for most people, but for WA retiree John Stephens it is a badge of honour. That’s because the 85-year-old has been a ‘Ham’ for most of his life – an amateur radio operator that is.

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60 reasons to celebrate in style

When Nevin Nitschke turned 60, he celebrated the milestone birthday in unique style. Not only did the LCA International Mission Program Officer ensure he had some good reading on hand, he also donned a new work ‘uniform’ crocheted by fellow Barossan and Churchwide Office colleague, Vicki Rochow, of Grow Ministries. Nevin is a member at Bethany Tabor Lutheran Church, while Vicki attends Langmeil Tanunda, also in South Australia’s Barossa Valley.

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‘I love the way The Lutheran openly proclaims the gospel as it should be, encouraging and uplifting all readers that our God calls and gifts us for his purposes in his kingdom. I’m excited to hear diverse stories of our own people where the life-giving love of God is embraced and put into practice!’

I’m one of the older generation but, I hope these days with a renewed understanding and vision for ’the Church’. I consider The Lutheran is a very valuable resource to assist our daily walk going forward.

I enjoy reading about all the various ministries initiatives happening around Australia, New Zealand and beyond which I may not ever hear about if it wasn’t for The Lutheran.

Our copy of The Lutheran arrived today and I would like you to know how much we appreciate reading it. You present the lifesaving power of the gospel. You present such a positive church which is encouraging us to keep supporting people.

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As the magazine of the Lutheran Church of Australia (incorporating the Lutheran Church of New Zealand), The Lutheran informs the members of the LCA about the church’s teaching, life, mission and people, helping them to grow in faith and commitment to Jesus Christ.

The Lutheran also provides a forum for a range of opinions, which do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the editor or the policies of the Lutheran Church of Australia. The Lutheran is a member of the Australasian Religious Press Association and as such subscribes to its journalistic and editorial codes of conduct.

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