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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In northern Thailand, Khun Daw reflects on her past and the fear her family felt from the tight hold spirit doctors had on their lives. She remembers the moment she asked for help from an evangelist who visited their home. ‘Who is Jesus and what is the Bible?’, she had asked.
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Former LCA President Rev Dr Lance Steicke died last month, aged 88. Dr Steicke served in the role now known as LCANZ Bishop from 1987 to 2000. LCANZ Bishop John Henderson said Dr Steicke was ‘a respected and admired church leader’.
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For retired Openbook Publishers General Manager Warren Schirmer, 73, and his wife Marianne, 69, a casual conversation with a guest at a friend's barbecue in 2010 has led them to more than a decade of serving as volunteers for LCA International Mission.
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Packing for a journey of care
Kevin and Joan Koster took time out from packing for Papua New Guinea (PNG) recently to check the latest edition of The Lutheran. Of course, Kevin and Joan aren’t packing to go to PNG themselves – it’s the birthing kits they voluntarily pack on behalf of LCA International Mission that will be heading north. The birthing kits program has been supported by Lutheran Women of Australia since 2003, with thousands of kits having been made and sent to PNG. The kits, which include items such as disposable gloves, soap, face washers, nappies and a Lutheran Tract Mission card, are used by village midwives and in aid posts and small health centres to help provide a clean environment for safe births. Find out more, including how to volunteer or assemble a kit to donate, at https://lcamission.org.au/join-gods-mission/birthing-kits/
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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.
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