Category: Features

Saltbush: Uniting the Scattered Communities

Ardlethan, in the Riverina, is a village with a population of 427, according to the 2016 census.  Twenty years ago when I began Ministry, Ardlethan Uniting Church were...

Secular Songs of Praise

While Christians often distinguish between ‘secular’ and ‘Christian’ music, many Uniting Church members find ‘secular’ music useful for their relationship...

Is it possible to give joyfully?

2 Coritinthians 8 gives us an example of how we can find joy in giving, writes Ben McEachen. A year before the apostle Paul wrote the second letter to them, the...

Speaking God’s language

Insights asked Uniting Church members about their personal reflections on leadership training and lay ministry, below Sunny Kim shares her story.  Before telling my...

Good Grief

Despite being part of Christian tradition, helping those who are experiencing grief is often a challenge for the Church. Grief is the process of adjusting to life after...

Does God Tempt Us?

Pope Francis was at the centre of controversy last year when he supported a French Church’s wording of The Lord’s Prayer to remove the phrase “lead us not into...

The Apology To The Stolen Generations, Ten Years On

First and Second Peoples in the Uniting Church have marked the 10th anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generations by calling for urgent action on...

As it is in Heaven

It’s a tantalising idea – colonising earth with the life of heaven. God’s will on earth, God’s kingdom come… they’re familiar words from a familiar prayer....

Israel & Palestine: Complexities in the debate

I hope that in future interfaith dialogue between Christians and Jews, if Israel is discussed, then Palestinians and Palestinian perspectives are there. Zionist, those...

The Two of Us: Liam Miller and Mark Hillis

Liam Miller is the Uniting Church Chaplain at Macquarie University and recently started his candidacy for the Ministry of the Word. He was encouraged to consider this...