Fearfully and wonderfully made – Celebrating the beginnings of human life
Read about the conference proceedings and watch videos of the presentations.
End of life matters – the funeral
In this article, I’ll briefly respond to a number of questions about funerals. I’ll give my opinion as a relatively experienced pastor of the LCA (ordained in 1997), and I’ll also quote from the commentary on the funeral rite from the Church Rites of the Lutheran Church of Australia.
Building a Culture of Life: Steps the LCA and its members can take to help reduce the number of abortions in Australia
Most Australians are unaware that 70–80,000 abortions take place in our country each year. Here are 10 suggested ways we can help reduce this number in a meaningful way.
Pandemic raises concerns about links between vaccination and abortion
Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, people around the world have been hoping for a vaccine.
Chesterton and the tragic mystery of suicide
One of the sad surprises that confronted me as an undertaker’s assistant—working with the police at the start of the coronial process—was the frequency of suicide, especially male suicide.
A good death: statement on the provision of high-quality end-of-life care
Death is part of our existence. Dying well is an important part of what it means to flourish as individuals and communities. We maintain that so-called ‘voluntary assisted dying’ (assisted suicide) is not dying well.
South Australian Termination of Pregnancy Bill 2020
A new bill has been introduced to the South Australian parliament under the name ‘Termination of Pregnancy Bill, 2020’. The LCA already has a fundamental conflict with the South Australian abortion laws as they stand. However, this new bill seeks to further liberalize the existing laws and so raises even greater concerns about our society’s attitude toward human life.
South Australian Abortion Law Reform Bill 2018
On 5 December 2018, the Greens introduced a radical abortion law reform bill into our South Australian parliament.
Commemoration of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
On this exact day ten years ago, towards evening, one of the most courageous Christians of the twentieth century died from heart failure on the outskirts of Moscow. His name was Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.
The most important decision you ever made
LAUNCH OF LFL WEBSITE 18 October 2017 by Linda Macqueen In 1999 I read an advertisement for the job of editor of ...
‘Just google it’: remarks at the launch of LFL website
We all rely on Google and the internet in general to find our information today. In our time we are not short on information, or knowledge, but we might be short on wisdom.
Life, Death and Hamlet: an interview with Gene Veith
Kimberley Pfeiffer discusses life, death and Hamlet with Dr Gene Veith during his recent tour to Australia. A timely discussion, given the current euthanasia debate in Australia.
What is mercy?
Mercy is a concept difficult to define, especially in the face of life-ending decisions. Inextricably linked are ideas about relief, respect and relationships.
A world without Down’s Syndrome?
Chelsea Pietsch reflects on a recent documentary made by British actress, comedian and mother of three, Sally Phillips.
Is this the year that euthanasia will become legalised in Australia? The pro-euthanasia campaign flags are flying and polls are showing that the public supports it. Kimberley Pfeiffer updates us on the status of the push to legalise euthanasia.
An evening with Rachel Carling-Jenkins
Meg Pearce writes about an evening she spent learning about Victorian abortion laws from Victorian MP Rachel Carling-Jenkins – and making a new friend.
Like many of my generation, I was struggling to find myself amidst some very conflicting messages.
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