Category: Features

Looking at biblical ‘inspiration’

How many times have you heard it said, “The Bible is the inspired Word of God”? Have you ever thought about what this phrase actually means? Paul Achtemeier, in his...

What does it mean to pray?

This piece first appeared in Crosslight. Every morning, about 9am, Rev. Dennis Cousens walks out the front door, dog in tow, headed for the local milk bar. Depending on...

Love, Rinse, Repeat: Theology and Hip Hop

Hip Hop theology allows us to live in ambiguity while still seeking the face of God. I sat down with Daniel White Hodge to talk about his book Homeland Insecurity: A Hip...

Men’s Sheds and the Tools for Better Mental Health

This piece originally appeared on Crosslight. Mental illness has many aliases and anacronyms – depression, bi-polar, schizophrenia, PTSD, OCD, ADHD, anorexia, anxiety,...

Apocalyptic Good News

As Rev. Prof Dean Drayton explains in his latest book – Apocalyptic Good News – it’s how we articulate the gospel in a way that people can understand, and how we...

Safe Shelter: making a difference in peoples’ lives

About six years ago, a group of people from different churches got together who were concerned about the fact that there were lots of homeless people in Canberra, many...

October – Upending Expectations

6 October, Luke 17:5-10 This passage speaks of faith. Faith is not doctrine or dogma. Faith is about openness and risk. Faith is an invitation to enter into a...

Active discipleship and the Uniting Church

In the Congregation where I am serving in ministry, we recently refreshed our membership and reaffirmed our commitment to active discipleship within the Congregation and...

Twenty days of Chaplaincy support following the fires

On Saturday 7 September, wild winds in the north of NSW, combined with long-term drought conditions made for extraordinary difficult conditions for firefighters as they...

Willoughby Uniting Church build brick-by-brick

Willoughby Uniting Church’s Rev. Ingrid Robertson has been actively working towards church growth and community engagement for several years now through a variety of...