Category: Features

The Basis of Union: A Legacy

Following on from the first article in this series, which introduced the Basis of Union and why it is so important and beloved, we turn now to a closer look at the...

The Basis of Union: An Essential Read

From the 1960s (and earlier), there was discussion about many of Australia’s churches uniting as one denomination, a long-term project that initially included the...

Religion and Royalty: A Match Made in Heaven?

With Meghan Markle recently baptised and confirmed into the Church of England ahead of her marriage to Prince Harry on 19 May, Insights asked Charles Rae, News...

Critical Thinking in the Age of Social Media

On Friday, 13 April, Insights attended an interfaith panel discussion, held at a Uniting Church school, Newington College, on the subject of ‘Critical Thinking in the...

Prayer for those affected by the bush fires

The Moderator, Rev. Simon Hansford, has prepared the following prayer for those affected by the bush fires. Please feel free to use this prayer in church services and...

School of Discipleship to discern Good News from Fake News

Reverend Dr. Geoff Thompson from Melbourne’s Pilgrim Theological College will keynote the next School of Discipleship conference from the 6th to 8th July, 2018. The...

Energising Hope for Mission

Mission Development Minister Rev. Maggie de Leeuw of Far North Coast Presbytery, sought support from Rev. Jan Reeve, who is the Consultation Coordinator of the Mission...

Spandex and Sacrament: Pro-Wrestling and the Church

I don’t know the level of overlap between fans of pro-wrestling and Christians (let alone Uniting Church members), but Jonathan Foye and myself sit snuggly in the...

Martin Luther King’s Radical Legacy, 50 Years On

Wednesday 4 April marked 50 years since the assassination of civil rights leader Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The occasion has led to an outpouring of tributes,...

Hollywood’s higher power

Proving that seeking success doesn’t have to mean relinquishing what you believe, Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman is relieved to have carved a path that has...