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The God-dynamic in our lives

In so many events of life, in what many would regard as coincidences, I see and experience the presence of God. This month I have experienced what it is to fly to the...

We have a good news story to tell!

As Moderator I am privileged to share with congregations, meet people, and see the Uniting Church in action in many different and varied contexts.

Synod! It’s coming!

Are you excited? Are you expecting God to turn up, for the Holy Spirit to be manifested in wonderful and amazing ways?

A churchman’s holiday, genuinely

As I write this column I am on the last few days of my annual leave. During this time, Paula and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary and spent time reflecting on...

Focus on our spiritual imprint

On April 13 I had the opportunity to share in the centenary celebrations of Strathfield Uniting Church, Carrington Avenue, where the Governor, Her Excellency Professor...

The Spirit can move the church

My first Mardi Gras as Moderator! Would someone from the media contact me and ask what I thought? This was a particular concern given the media coverage of a “100...

Sorry sandblasts through to truth and hope

February 13 was an historic day — the Federal Parliament apologised to the Stolen Generations and indeed, more than that, there was an apology to all indigenous people...

New Testament precedent

Over the past few months a number of conversations have caused me to ponder the Uniting Church and how it reflects the “biblical model” of the church.

Laity can lead the way

Over the past month or so I have had cause to ask myself: “Who are the people in the church who will be key in enabling the Synod to live out God’s vision for it,...

Who can be trusted?

Synod is over! For me, one of my great concerns was chairing the meeting using the Uniting Church Manual for Meetings and being an effective moderator of the consensus...