Education based supplement produced with May LTJ
The latest edition of the Lutheran Theological Journal (LTJ) is out now and contains three articles on varied themes: ‘Exile as a metaphor of comfort’ by Dr Tania Nelson (LCANZ Executive Office – Local Missions); ‘The ordination of women: assessing the counter claims of complementarianism’ by Dr Peter Lockwood (ALC Emeritus Lecturer); and ‘United in song: The story behind the Lutheran Hymnal (1973)’ by ALC student Jacob Fabich. These articles together with a review of the book ‘Faith Alone: The Heart of Everything’ (Bo Giertz tr. Bror Erickson) written by Dr Greg Lockwood (ALC Emeritus Lecturer), make the May LTJ an interesting read.
LTJ serves the church by providing a place where its workers can present a range of theological views that generate fruitful and respectful discussion. On the basis of that role, LTJ for the first time has produced a supplementary issue with the May edition, which explores the intersection of Lutheran theology with contemporary educational theories and practices.
Commenting on the supplement, Executive Director of Lutheran Education Australia and Guest Editor, Associate Professor Lisa Schmidt said, ‘I hope that these papers provide a launch pad for discussion and debate within school and Early Childhood Service communities and that dialogue informs local practice and decision making.’ All Lutheran schools and ECSs have been supplied with copies of the supplement.