Category: Features

Faith in the video games industry

Situated on the cutting edge of technological innovation, videogames have untapped potential to explore and discuss faith issues. While often neglected in the past, a...

Self-managed flourishing communities

“It’s a job only we can only do for ourselves” Unless you have not been on a plane for the past 20 years, you will know that watching the in-flight demonstration...

The power of laughter

Hannah Boland has been dubbed Australia’s “clean comedian”. But she discovered years ago that her funny bone was a way of dealing with setbacks which began in...

Music & God’s love helped heal the pain of my miscarriages

*Warning the following article contains sensitive content that readers may find distressing* I can’t remember exactly where I was last week when I realised that...

Is this goodbye to the controversial lamb ad?

When it comes to TV commercials there are excellent examples and conversely there are some shockers. If you are like me, you cringe at some, in particular at the health...

The power of eye contact

Imagine staring at someone for five minutes without speaking. What would transpire. In a bold social experiment the six part series Look Me In The Eye dares to examine...

Embracing faith and living your dream

One half of the Sydney Hope 103.2 breakfast radio duo, Laura Bennett says her faith continually inspires her creative endeavours. Back in 2010, Laura Bennett was on the...

Affirmed and encouraged: My 40 years in the UCA

My UCA journey began in the Merrylands Methodist Church. A church that encouraged its youth to be in leadership roles and provided much of my young adult Christian...

September: Living out the gospel, in all areas of life

September 3, Romans 12:9-21 This section of Romans focuses on a key set of values which, it is proposed, should form the centre of Christian action: love (12:9, 10),...

Ministry in the Uniting Church – one woman’s response

A response to Nancy Beach’s presentation at the Uniting Leaders 2017 National Ministers’ conference. The Uniting Church is Australia’s Ordination questions...