Category: Features

CREDible Churches

United Theological College lecturer, Ian Robinson, takes a look at why congregations should care more about street-cred than church-cred when welcoming newcomers....

2040: Join the regeneration of the planet

You may not know about seaweed regeneration techniques being employed to pull carbon from our atmosphere and clean our water. Or the fact that simple regenerative...

Half a million steps

Following the successful launch of the Fair Treatment campaign on October 12th 2019, Uniting and the Uniting Church commenced the journey from Dubbo to Sydney to...

Where Can We Find God?

I understand that it is hard to find God. Some wish they could believe but can’t. I here offer a reframe. In my experience and many others, we can find God. Let me...

Can AI be redeemed?

For the church, there are many potential implications posed by Artificial Intelligence (AI). With bots already here, and an AI who has Saudi citizenship, technological...

May – Compassion and Reconciliation

5 May John 21:1-19 To Mary, the Resurrected Jesus has offered compassion and reconciliation. To the fearful disciples, he has offered peace and the Holy Spirit. Next he...

The church of crucified peace

This is an edited version of a sermon delivered at United Theological College on 24 April, 2019. Take a breath, you can feel that post-Easter excitement. If you look at...

Why does the Church want to grow?

Synod 2019 (5-7 July) Bible Studies will be offered this year by UTC Principal, Peter Walker, based on the theme, Living Church. The three studies are titled ‘The...

Why is Generation Y leaving church?

Not so long ago in a doctor’s waiting room I remember watching a frustrated toddler trying to swipe a magazine page with her tiny fingers as though it was a screen,...

God’s love is stronger than death

We are appalled, and confronted, by the awful acts of violence in Sri Lanka, on Easter Sunday. Most of us are not directly engaged, though many of us have friends and...