Category: Belief Matters

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Are we ashamed of God?

That’s the question Steven Kryger posed in a recent article for Communicate Jesus. He talked about how he travelled to the Middle East and saw people proclaiming their...

nativity

What’s love got to do with it?

Around two thousand and twenty years ago, a Jewish, Arabic baby was born into poverty, just as babies in many cultures and nations are born into poverty every day. Soon...

peace

All we are saying is give peace a chance

Did you notice the International Day of Peace ? The annual event is “devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and...

Forgiveness

What makes forgiveness so hard?

Last week in politics: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull had a “good chat” with former prime minister Tony Abbott. You might have missed that update,...

Worry

Worrying about worry – what does it achieve?

The latest information we get can seem designed to make us worry. From a shooting in suburban Sydney to the state of Beyonce’s marriage, the fate of asylum...

GatheringGodsPeople

Gathering God’s people

With the Synod meeting happening on 16-19 April, now is a good time to reflect on the nature and importance of church meetings. While Church meetings do take valuable...

youth

Churches CAN help young people grow in faith

A teaching program being used in schools can be applied in our Congregations, to support young Christians.

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‘The forgiveness of sins…’

The confession of the forgiveness of sins was a relatively late addition to Christian statement, the Apostles’ Creed. The earliest baptismal confessions spoke simply...

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“The communion of saints…”

My life acquires a meaning beyond itself. I begin to see myself as part of a great company, an ever-widening circle of people who have handed their lives over to the...

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The Holy catholic church …

In our baptismal confession, we proclaim the church is “catholic.” The word simply means “universal”. It means there is only one church because there is only one...