The Lutheran is one of the most highly awarded publications within the Australasian Religious Press Association and we’re very proud of it.
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What makes a group of individuals a family? Being related by blood or marriage? How about definition 7 in the Macquarie Dictionary: ‘a group of persons who form a household and who regard themselves as having familial ties’? Is our understanding of family more to do with shared lives and values than being ‘descended from a common progenitor’, as definition 4 states? Jesus certainly takes a more inclusive view of family.
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Brett Hausler will fulfil a long-term wish to work for the church when he becomes the next Executive Officer of the Church (EOC) early next year. Brett's appointment to the senior LCANZ leadership position was announced last month. He will succeed Peter Schirmer, who has served as EOC since 2012 and who has resigned to pursue other opportunities.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has so dominated the lives of many Australians and New Zealanders at home for the past 18 months that it’s been easy to forget that around the world people are suffering who need our prayers. But Peter Gerang Deng has not forgotten the troubles and tragedies of his homeland of South Sudan in north-eastern Africa.
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This month’s featured photo
A breath of fresh air!
As COVID gathering restrictions began to ease in Victoria after a lengthy lockdown, Kathy and Mal Wegener and close friends Volker and Jenny Lange took the chance to enjoy an impromptu coffee in a park together and catch up on news and views from around the church. Jenny (not pictured here) took the photo. Kathy and Mal are members of Melbourne’s Outer Eastern Lutheran Parish, while Volker and Jenny are members at Good Shepherd Ringwood.
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