Baptism - washed
in God's grace
Baptism - washed
in God's grace

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The Lutheran is one of the most highly awarded publications within the Australasian Religious Press Association and we’re very proud of it.

God’s love comes
to life

The Lutheran reveals how God’s love comes to life in the families, congregations and communities of the LCA/NZ.

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The Lutheran tells the stories of our people in the church with profound honesty and frankness – there’s no glossing over the tough issues.

Featured Stories


Invited to join God’s family

Being baptised as a baby has been traditional for most LCANZ members. But for Luke Horner the journey to joining God’s family has been different. Now a husband and father, Luke went to church occasionally as a child and attended a Lutheran primary school - but he’d never been baptised.

Lutheran education community back together

After a two-year delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Australian Conference on Lutheran Education was held in Melbourne earlier this month, drawing 450 in-person attendees and a further 120 people online.

Opportunity knocks in the Gabba’s shadow

When the Brisbane Bears joined what was to become the AFL in 1987, the club’s home at the famed Gabba - the Brisbane Cricket Ground - created an unexpected boon for the good folk of the nearby Nazareth Lutheran Church, Woolloongabba.

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This month’s featured photo

They go to the Rock!

Stephen Kroker prepares for a 10 kilometre walk around Uluru in the Northern Territory with some inspirational reading. With that t-shirt on, we’re wondering whether the Australian Lutheran World Service Operations Support Manager has been checking out a possible course for a future Walk My Way! The photo was taken by Stephen’s wife Janet during a recent holiday that had been postponed from 2021 due to a COVID lockdown. The Krokers are members at St Paul’s Glenelg in South Australia.

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What subscribers say about The Lutheran

‘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.

About Us

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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