Category: Belief Matters

On earth, as in heaven: the key to The Lord’s Prayer

The lectionary for this Sunday contains a very familiar passage in the Gospel reading. It is the short version, recorded by Luke, of the prayer we name as The Lord’s...

Puzzling out what the PM meant by love, judgement, and prayer

What did Prime Minister Scott Morrison mean when he declared in front of 30,000 people at the recent Hillsong annual conference that Australia “needs more love and...

Missing Piece of McGuire’s The Final Quarter Apology

There has been a lot of commentary surrounding The Final Quarter, the documentary on Adam Goodes that had its free-to-air premiere on 18 July, but one comment in...

Connecting to the Divine

On 12-14 July, the inaugural Art and Theology Symposium was held at St Luke’s Anglican church in Woy Woy. With a very high calibre of presenters it proved to be a...

What Christians Mean By “Freedom”

Following national discussions of religious freedom and freedom of speech, Western lectionaries recently turned the attention of Christians toward the words of St....

The Uniting Church and Lay Presidency

The Uniting Church has a firm commitment to being part of the one, holy, catholic and apostolic church. This is affirmed in our Basis of Union as well as in many places...

“Do You Believe in the Triune God?”

Every so often, I get asked the question, “Do you believe in the Triune God?” My answer to that question involves consideration of a number of areas. 1. History I...

Ten Things About Pentecost

The story of Pentecost is told in Acts 2. It is a central Christian festival. Here are ten things that I reckon we should know about Pentecost. 1. Pentecost was...

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....

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...