Revival and persecution – in one!

Rev Dr Gottfried Martens is pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Berlin-Steglitz, a member congregation of Germany’s Independent Evangelical Lutheran Church (SELK). Over the past 12 or so years this congregation has welcomed hundreds of converts to Christianity, mostly former Muslims living in Germany as Iranian and Afghan refugees. The Trinity congregation is focused on […]

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God is our refuge and strength

‘God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble … though the waters roar and foam … the Lord of hosts is with us’ (Psalm 46:1,3–4). Many years ago, I prayed portions of this psalm over and over again as I was on a mission boat, buffeted by strong trade winds as […]

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God’s desire to bring healing and wholeness

Whilst it seems the typical response to Covid-19 by Australians has led to mass panic about toilet paper, there are other things going on as well… good news in fact – and Tatachilla Lutheran College in McLaren Vale, SA and the Lutheran Church in Cambodia have been a part of it! For the past 7 […]

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