Category: Belief Matters

Can Digital Afterlife Technology Help Us Grieve?

In 2016, Disney released Rogue One, a Star Wars prequel set shortly before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope. The film was well-received, praised by critics and fans...

Opinion: Demeaning and Dishonouring the Original Inhabitants of the Land

Since the colonisation of this land in 1788, white Australians have consistently and regularly demeaned and dishonoured the original inhabitants of the land, who had...

Jesus and Temptation

The following is an edited version of a sermon delivered at Warnervale Uniting Church on 20 January 2019. The readings were Deuteronomy 6:4-21 and Matthew 4:1-17. Nearly...

The Uniting Church and ‘Change the Date’

This Sunday, 20 January, Uniting Churches around Australia will be holding services which focus on a Day of Mourning, ahead of a day later in the week (26 January)...

Are millennials killing the church?

In a special episode of Love Rinse Repeat, co-presented with Insights, Chaplain and ministry candidate Liam Miller speaks with Laura Jean Truman about Millennials (Gen...

A Theological Reflection on Poverty

This article is Part three of a series on poverty in Australia. Part one is available here and part two is here. A recent culling of my theological library brought to my...

You’re not alone

Insights recently had Susannah Cornford, a year 10 student from Turramurra High School for work experience from 26 – 30 November. In this article she reflects on...

Young Faith

For some people, faith has always been there. Every Sunday the family jumps into the car together, it’s just part of the routine. But what about  teenagers and young...

Dr Who (Mis)Quotes Scripture

The most recent season of Dr Who has widely received praise, including from recent converts to the series. A recent episode of the show has raised eyebrows, however, for...

Study finds SRE improves mental health

An independent report into special religious education (SRE) in NSW schools, which hopes to end the debate on whether government schools should participate in religious...