Discipleship: Following Jesus today

German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer at the Zingsthof Underground Seminary 1935

Join Dean of Melbourne, Dr Andreas Loewe, this Lent as he reflects on what it means to be faithful followers of Jesus.

Dean Andreas’ Lent Addresses draw on the Gospel of Luke and the thoughts of German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who was moved from prison to a Nazi concentration camp 75 years ago this year for his active part in the German Resistance.

Addresses are delivered every Sunday in Lent at 10:30am at St Paul’s Cathedral Melbourne. The talks, and resources for group study, are also available Sunday by Sunday via this portal page.


10 March 2019 – First Sunday in Lent
‘Walk with me’: Christ’s Insistent Call

Prior Reading: Luke 5.27-31 – Jesus calls Levi


17 March 2019 – Second Sunday in Lent
‘Do this and you will live’: Following Christ’s Call

Prior Reading: Luke 10.25-39 – The Good Samaritan


24 March 2019 – Third Sunday in Lent
‘I have found what I lost’: Costly Grace

Prior Reading: Luke 15.1-10 – The Parable of the Lost sheep and the Lost Coin

31 March 2019 – Fourth Sunday in Lent
‘Take up your cross and follow me’ – Christ’s Call and the Cross

Prior Reading: Luke 9.18-26 – Peter’s Confession


7 April 2019 – Fifth Sunday in Lent
‘Do not love your world‘: Becoming Followers

Prior Reading: Luke 14.25-33 – ‘Whoever does not hate father, mother, wife and children … and even life itself cannot be my disciple’ 


14 April 2019 – Palm Sunday
‘Blessed is the King’: Being Christ’s Body

Prior Reading: Luke 19.28-40 – Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem