Uniting Church Members receive Australia Day Honours
Over 600 Australians have been awarded Australia Day honours for their contributions to society, including 10 members of the Uniting Church Synod of NSW and the ACT. The annual Australia Day awards recognise their outstanding life work.
Carevan a common link in Griffith Citizen of the Year Awards
A food ministry operating out of a renovated caravan and supported financially by UnitingCare connects this year’s citizen of the year and young citizen of the year in the Riverina town of Griffith.
A once in a lifetime experience
Few opportunities come along to be involved in an international film production. But Savannah Lamble, Year 12 student at Pymble Ladies College (PLC), who studied drama for the HSC and lists a number of theatre productions at PLC, TV commercials and short film direction on her CV, had just such an opportunity when she was […]
Uniting Church ministry to fire-affected communities
The Uniting Church community in South Australia has banded together to support those experiencing hardship and loss from the bushfires across the Adelaide Hills. With 32 homes destroyed, the physical impact is clear. The emotional hardship is not so visible, and the recovery process for those who have lost their homes will be long and […]
The Skeleton Twins is moving, at times quite confronting, and at others very funny and reminds us of the special bond that siblings share.
The opening scene to Fury is raw, brutal and shocking. This film shows harsh realities from the perspective of soldiers in a tank during WW2.
Unfortunate comparisons to The Hunger Games juggernaut are inevitable and to date the genre has been almost exclusively dominated by those stories set in distant dystopian futures.
American Sniper is undoubtedly a heartfelt film, and both Cooper and Eastwood seem really invested in it, but the film’s over-the-top heroism and chest-thumping patriotism will be harder for non-American audiences to get behind.
Zamperini’s life is truly one to be celebrated and Jolie doesn’t shy away from his acceptance of Christ, but without it being a centrepiece of the film she misses the true heart of the story.
When I think about the coming Christmas season, I am reminded Isaiah’s words, “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light” (Isaiah 9:2).
What is your Christmas memory? Is it a traditional European wintry scene? Is it an outback Australian hot, dry, dusty scene?
Recently, in talking with friends in the church, I blithely said something along the lines that we need to be more open to the imaginal realm.