Category: Features

Jesus and Temptation

The following is an edited version of a sermon delivered at Warnervale Uniting Church on 20 January 2019). The readings were Deuteronomy 6:4-21 and Matthew 4:1-17....

Opinion: Australia Day and Terra Nullius

Early encounters between the inhabitants of the continent we know as Australia, and seafaring explorers sent by imperial European powers, set the scene for what took...

Is Secret Hitler Disrespectful?

I take my play very seriously. That may sound like a nonsense statement, an oxymoron or perhaps a self-justification but hear me out. For me, games are more than an...

The Uniting Church and ‘Change the Date’

This Sunday, 20 January, Uniting Churches around Australia will be holding services which focus on a Day of Mourning, ahead of a day later in the week (26 January)...

January – The missing parts of the story

6 January: Epiphany of the Lord Matthew 2.1-12 We don’t know a lot about the wise men who visited Jesus. We don’t know if they were Kings and we don’t know how...

Renewed and strengthened focus on proclaiming 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...

Jesus’ Humble Birth

Was Jesus born in “a stable all forlorn”? Was there no room for Joseph and Mary in the local Travelodge or hotel? Did the angels sing to the shepherds? The answer to...

Change, uncertainty and times of joy

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...

Serving our living church

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...

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...