A light in the dark
Members of the Uniting Church joined over 15, 000 Australians from across the nation for GetUp’s #lightupthenight, Vigil for Asylum seekers. NSW and ACT Moderator, Rev. Brian Brown addressed the crowd gathered at Sydney’s Town Hall to express the Church’s sorrow over the tragic loss of life on Manus Island. “We stand shoulder to shoulder, and [...]
All is Lost
Where a more insecure actor may have given into the temptation to overact, Redford maintains an incredible subtlety. Our man is stoic and unemotive, which makes those moments when his resolve does break all the more powerful…
The next generation in leadership training
With a history spanning 190 years, Parramatta Mission is one of the largest and most inclusive providers of community services, mental health support and social housing in Western Sydney.
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Based on the book Long Walk to Freedom and starring Idris Elba in a stunning performance as Mandela and Naomie Harris as the feisty Winnie, the film tries to pivot on the central relationship between Winnie and Nelson, and like their relationship it doesn’t quite work.
Whitaker is excellent as Cecil, taking a role that could have been overly showy with a lesser actor and playing it with compassion and subtlety…
Hawk Nelson’s pop rock sound is infectious, especially if you spend time around teenagers who seem to be playing them all the time.
This is an important book from an at-times controversial author and church bishop…
It is always impressive when a film based on high profile actual events, and therefore with a known resolution, manages to create and maintain legitimate dramatic tension…
In the end the film feels a little like a mash up of spectacular battle scenes, tacked on humourous moments and familial reconciliation scenes.
The Synod exists to serve the Church, to enable the wider witness of the Church to be effective…
Being part of Yuróra challenged me on the difference between being passionate about something and being passionate in the way we go about living in our passion.
But the idea of ‘the common good’ for this Synod at this time also speaks to our need to continue to work together – to always ask what is for the common good of the church as a whole.