Lutheran Media

  • Karl's Dark Secret

    Karl was a top bloke. He’d do anything for anyone. But nobody knew the dark secret that Karl was trying to hide away. Do you have a secret, something you don’t want anyone to know about? How do you live with it? Or not live with it? Click here to listen to Richard this week as he shares Karl’s story, and how he found freedom from his past.

  • Stressed

    Life seems to be going 100 miles an hour, people all around us seem to be suffering from burnout and stress. This isn’t something new. But what is it that causes us to feel like it’s all just getting too much? Click here to listen to Celia as she chats with her friend, Ali Hoopman, about what gets us stressed, how we react to it, and what helps us in the moment and the longer term.

  • The Plumber

    Have you ever had one of those days where nothing seemed to go right? Where you wish you could just start the day over again and make different choices? Click here to listen to Richard Fox this week as he tells his story of trying to go it alone and fix a leaky tap, with disastrous consequences and a disappointed family – and his reflections on better ways to deal with the stress.

  • Fathers

    “My father seemed to know everything when I was little. As a teenager it’s amazing how much he’d forgotten! But then as an adult I realized he wasn’t bullet proof or out of touch. He was real. He had fears, failings and strengths just like me. I’m glad he was my dad.”

    What was your father like when you grew up? Is being a parent what you thought it would be like? Do you sometimes wonder whether you’re doing a good enough job? Click here to listen to Rob Schubert this week as he reflects on his experience of fatherhood, and on God, who reveals himself to us as a loving dad.

  • Families Are Like Fudge

    “Families are like fudge. Mostly sweet, with a few nuts!”
    All families struggle with trying to balance individual needs and the family as a whole. That can lead to uncomfortable moments where things aren’t always sweet. Click here to listen as Rob Schubert points out that even in the Bible there are no perfect families. Yet God does great things through them. Perhaps God can work in your family too.

  • All Alone

    “I think that all of us move into and out of loneliness. Some people tragically find themselves all alone. None of us were meant for that.”

    Loneliness isn’t a feeling restricted to people who are single. It can affect anyone. Click here to listen to James Winderlich talk about how we can feel alone and unconnected, even when we’re surrounded by people.

  • Loneliness

    Do you sometimes look at the people around you and think “I wish I could be like them?” It can cause us to focus on what we don’t do, and don’t have, and that can make us feel lonely, even if we’re surrounded by people who love us. Click here to listen this week as John Henderson talks about loneliness, and that it’s cure lies outside ourselves.

  • Gone Home

    “We were in this little plane, caught in a thunderstorm and the pilot said – I’m sorry guys, we’re not going make it, we’re gonna go down - and man, that makes you think about living and dying!”

    Death is not a topic that we tend to talk about over a BBQ. Most of us don’t talk about death until it’s on our doorstep. Click here to listen as Celia and Richard talk with Jonathan Krause about why we don’t need to be afraid to have those conversations.

  • Take Heart

    "Joshua was my first pet. A blue heeler border collie cross. We did everything together. I was devastated the day I found him hit by a car. I was only 14 years old and what was I gonna do without him?"

    I’m Richard Fox from Messages of Hope. How do you cope in times of grief and loss? Listen in this week when I’ll be talking about where I’ve found comfort in the lonely times of grief

  • Sharing Faith: Vijaya's Story

    "Widowed at 19 with a three year old child: it's not a recipe for happiness in anyone's book, but in a conservative farming village in south India it spells disaster."
    Where do you turn when you're isolated, ostracised, grieving and rejected. This week Noel Due shares the story of Vijaya and the message that gave her the courage to go against all cultural beliefs and live a life of worth and love.

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