LCA’s Growing goes to China

The LCA publication Growing as God’s People is now being used to encourage and foster the faith of Lisu believers in China, Myanmar and Thailand.  There are about 730,000 Lisu living in Yunnan and Sichuan Province of China, 600,000 in Northern Myanmar and 55,000 in Northern Thailand. Last month Bishop Terry Kee, of the Lutheran […]

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The next step after my Australian scholarship

From January this year, the Lutheran Church in Singapore (LCS) assigned me to Trinity Theological College (TTC). It is a college governed by the Anglican, Methodist, Lutheran and Presbyterian Churches in Singapore. There are two language departments in the school, Chinese and English. I am teaching in the English department as well as offering pastoral […]

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Reformer brings nations together

Scholars, theologians, bishops, church leaders, clergy and lay people from 14 countries gathered in Melbourne recently, united by an interest in Martin Luther. Hosted by the Australian Lutheran Institute for Theology and Ethics, under the umbrella of Australia Lutheran College, the Martin Luther@500 conference attracted 180 people to the Catholic Leadership Centre across 5 days […]

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Reconciliation among our Lutheran neighbours

In years gone by, the Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA) tended to look to North America and to Europe when locating brothers and sisters in the faith, in terms of fellowship arrangements. We occasionally need reminding that Lutheran churches in South East Asia are our immediate neighbours with whom we have long-standing and close relations […]

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Encouragement flows from Singapore

Bishop Terry Kee, leader of the Lutheran Church in Singapore (LCS), has been in Australia for several weeks, travelling and interacting with church leaders and congregations. He was taking a one-month sabbatical, which he described as ‘too short for study, too long to do nothing’. So he chose to come to Australia. ‘We are partners […]

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A pastor on a mission

Rev Dr William Chang has been a pastor and teacher for more than 30 years in Asia. Now he is serving as Lutheran World Federation’s Area Secretary for Asia and the Middle East, Palestine and the Pacific in the Department for Mission and Development. He gets to see the Holy Spirit working in many lives, […]

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Growing as God’s people

For some people, whether teens or adults, confirmation lessons might as well be double Dutch. Some aspects of theology can be hard enough to get your head around, even in your mother tongue, but it’s all the harder when you have to struggle also with a foreign language. Increasingly, the Bible is becoming available in […]

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Stamps for Mission: an update

Most of us know about this innovative mission, where used stamps are cleaned, sorted and sold for the best prices, usually ending up overseas. Rita Seidel, a stamp receiver in South Australia, has been saving, cleaning, sorting and packing stamps since she was 15 years old. She is now 86. ‘For some years we have […]

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