Category: Belief Matters

“The First Rule Is To Read It Slowly”

Liam Miller is the Uniting Church Chaplain at Macquarie University. He hosts Love, Rinse, Repeat, a podcast where he interviews authors, theologians, and activists,...

Putting My Faith Into Words

As a writer and composer, I spend a lot of time telling stories. Sometimes these are stories that belong to other people, and sometimes they are very much my own. Over...

Nathaniel Buzolic – Christian, actor and Insta influencer

While he may not be a household name, Nathaniel Buzolic’s 1.9 million followers on Instagram are both avid fans of the TV shows he has been involved with and his...

What Do I Get Out Of It?

This reflection contains spoilers for the documentary Spookers and the film Take This Waltz. Both are available on SBS On Demand until 29 September 2018. My Bible Study...

Glenbrook Uniting gets environmental

Glenbrook Uniting Church was transformed into a place of “sacred living beauty” during their 2 September 9.30am service, marking the beginning of the Season of...

What’s ‘Missing’ From The Basis of Union?

I’ve offered some reflections in an earlier post concerning the things about the Basis of Union that I really appreciate: But I ended those reflections with the note...

Are we all welcome at Church?

I’ve walked into many churches in different continents, different states and different denominations. But it was only recently that I sat paralysed in church not by...

Alongside the Basis of Union Was The Statement to the Nation

I recently reflected on “what I like about the Basis of Union”. It was a visionary document for its time, and in many ways it stands us in good stead as we seek to...

What I Really Like About The Basis of Union

I am preparing to teach a couple of days on the Basis of Union, the foundational document on which the Uniting Church was created (back in 1977). That led me to thinking...

In Which Winnie the Pooh Helps Explain the Gospel

Full disclosure – I am a Winnie the Pooh purist. My mother used to read me A.A. Milne’s books, beautifully illustrated by E.H. Shepard, when I was a child. I owned a...