Category: Moderator


2017 – a new year, a new hope

On New Year’s Eve, I went to a midnight service to farewell an old year and to welcome a new year (“Song Ku Young Shin” 送舊迎新) at one of the Korean churches...


Stories of hope light a welcome spark

The Moderator of the Uniting Church in Australia, Synod of NSW and the ACT delivers her Christmas message for 2016 and is “confident the good news that we share...


Note to self: keep celebrating!

The anniversary of Christ’s coming into the world once again reminds of God’s faithfulness!


We must invest in the future

Kwan Jung, a Chinese Scholar of the 3rd Century BC, said: “If you want to get a result in a year, you plant crops. If you want to see the outcome in ten years, plant a...


Our pastoral care for a broken world

The prophetic role of Jesus in caring for people on the margins and in the minority in diverse communities, is never too far from our own reality.


Asking, seeking and knocking for relationship renewal

The experience of Synod 2016 was a truly blessed one for me and I hope it was for many who attended as well as those who heard, or read the stories and reports of the...


Hope for a renewed heart

Growing up in Korea, we learned the song Our Wish is Unification. This song is a national creed, like a mantra in our mind, longing for the reunification of the two...


Moderator’s Easter message 2016: The shocking hope of Easter

Refugees. Environmental devastation. Domestic violence. Homelessness. Suffering. War. Our world can seem like a non-stop headline of depressing news. It can be easy to...


Come Holy Spirit, renew our hearts

“By this everyone will know that you are my disciples if you have love for one another.” (John 13:35) Over the Christmas break, I attended the Vietnamese National...


Finding your heart in the Christmas story

A good and wise retired minister handed me a copy of a story by the Brothers Grimm — The Three Languages — just to enjoy, which I certainly did. We love stories,...