Category: Belief Matters

Changing Landscapes, Changing Climate: How my Faith Informs my Climate Action

My name is Erin, I’m in my fourth year of a Bachelor of Speech Pathology at Australian Catholic University. I worship at Leichhardt Uniting Church, where I live in...

Are exorcisms real?

A recent book ban has people talking about exorcisms. But what are they? On an exorcist’s recommendation, a Catholic Church school in Nashville has banned the Harry...

Learning Sabbath

And this woman, who is a daughter of Abraham whom the Accuser has bound for — look! — eighteen years, should she not be released from bondage on this, the day of the...

How literally should we take each word in the Bible?

The books inside the Bible are the most read, and perhaps unread, spiritual literature of recorded history. The Bible’s words, translated into hundreds of languages...

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...