Entries by lisamcintosh


Together, we are family

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.


Senior corporate leader next executive officer

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.


Let’s not forget the suffering of others

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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Knowing Jesus drives out fear

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.