2010 classes

Topics offered


Lifestyles of care: communities that make a difference 


If you

  • would like to grow in caring for the people in your life...
  • feel over burdened by your caring load...
  • are interested in helping your community reach out to others…

then these sessions are for you.

  • Brian Schwarz, Pastor at St Peters Lutheran Church, Blackwood
  • Helen Lockwood, Director of Lutheran Community Care in SA and NT
  • Stephen Pietsch, Lecturer in Pastoral Theology and Counselling at ALC



Moral choices: a guide to Christian ethics 


Christians today are confronted with all sorts of ethical questions.

  • How we do decide what is right?
  • Do we simply rely on the gospel and the Spirit to guide us or do we still need God’s law in the sense of the Ten Commandments?
  • Does the Bible speak to contemporary issues and if so, whose interpretation is correct?

These are some of the issues we will grapple with over six nights beginning with the foundational principles of a Lutheran approach to ethics.

Come and join the conversation!

  • Jeff Silcock, Postgraduate Research Coordinator and Head of the Theology Department at ALC



The message of Galatians: a letter for the church today 


Come and rediscover the message of Galatians, the book that Luther says changed his ideas about faith and living the Christian life.

In a reading of Paul’s letter, over the three weeks, Dr Stephan Haar will focus on crucial questions about the truth of the Gospel—that we are saved by grace—and what sort of life Christians ought to embrace because or grace: the Spirit’s fruit.

Forty years ago Martin Luther King Jr preached his famous ‘I have a dream’ sermon. The book of Galatians awoke a similar dream for Luther of the new creation in Christ that fuelled a struggle for the Gospel in his generation, and opposition to slavery by John Wesley in his. Dare to dream.

Come along and discover what this letter means for the church today.

  • Stephen Haar, Academic Dean and New Testament lecturer at ALC