Category: Features

Christians unified behind the Christmas Bowl legacy

It was 1949. Millions of refugees were starving in war-ravaged Europe. And as Frank Byatt, a young minister in Victoria looked at his heavily-laden Christmas dinner...

Jesus appears in the midst of everything

In his 2017 Christmas message, the Moderator of the Uniting Church in Australia, Synod of New South Wales and the ACT, Rev. Simon Hansford, reminds us that God is with...

Brought to life with Christ

Insights asked leadership across Uniting Financial Services, Uniting, Uniting Resources and Uniting Mission and Education to reflect on the year that was and the year...

Abundant life is coming

For most of the year, Jacarandas are pretty quiet and unassuming trees, but come November – my goodness! – what a glorious, purple, joy-filled Advent shout! They...

Are millennials killing the church?

In a special episode of Love Rinse Repeat, co-presented with Insights, Chaplain and ministry candidate Liam Miller speaks with Laura Jean Truman about Millennials (Gen...

God is with all of us

One of the pleasant, even hopeful, illusions about Christmas is that everything else takes a back seat. My childhood memories, fuelled by nostalgia, are my mother...

It’s Beginning To Look Like Shopping Time

It’s that time of year again. Shop windows have transformed into bizarre messes of tinsel and reindeer. You’re getting calls from extended family asking for...

A Theological Reflection on Poverty

This article is Part three of a series on poverty in Australia. Part one is available here and part two is here. A recent culling of my theological library brought to my...

You’re not alone

Insights recently had Susannah Cornford, a year 10 student from Turramurra High School for work experience from 26 – 30 November. In this article she reflects on...

December – Preparing for Christ

1 December: Advent 1 Luke 21.25-36  Is preparing for Christ about preparing for a brilliant cosmic event where the ground shakes and the seas roar? Or do you think of...