Category: Features

Insights Ethical Gift Guide 2017

There’s a slight panic while dodging trollies and prams only to be confronted by the determined faces of mums and dads scrambling down the aisles. Or maybe it’s the...

Changing the way we talk about dementia

Earlier this year, Professor John Swinton was keynote speaker on disability and dementia at a Uniting, Wesley Mission and UTC pastoral strength conference in Sydney....

4 videogames Christians should play

An industry that has a few active Christians making important work, videogames have evolved to the point that their narratives may explore deeper themes. Much like...

Reading the signs of the times

Held at Epping Uniting Church shortly before the symbolic first anniversary of Donald Trump’s shock election victory, Political Populism & A Theological Response...

Echoes of God’s Voice

Moderator Rev. Simon Hansford shares his reflections on marriage in his blog Through A Strained Fence.  Close friends of mine have recently become engaged, and they...

November – Adopting a sense of humility

November 5, 2017 Pentecost 22 Jos 3:7-17 / Ps 107:1-7, 33-37 1 / Thes 2:9-13 / Mt 23:1-12 This is the 22nd Sunday after Pentecost. Can you remember back to Pentecost...

Should Christians Be Scared of Halloween?

On October 31, as vampires, werewolves and ghouls descend on neighbourhoods, demanding chocolate in exchange for not terrorising the neighbourhood, some Christians have...

Reformation and the Uniting Church

In 1517, priest and theologian Martin Luther nailed his ‘95 Theses’ to the door of a church in Wittenberg, Germany. The rest, as they say, is history. Luther’s...

What’s crowding your mind?

Like most of you I have a love and hate relationship with social media and my smartphone. On one hand it’s great being able to keep up with friends and family living...

Peacemakers at the grass roots in Israel and Palestine

The Palestinian-Israeli-Arab conflict is one of the most complex and unresolved disputes of the modern age. So, what could you and your Congregation possibly do to get...