Category: Belief Matters

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...

Faith and Fermentation: Christianity’s Complicated Relationship with Alcohol

In John’s Gospel, Jesus’ first miracle was turning water into wine (John 2:11). Martin Luther was a home brewer. Beer mogul Arthur Guinness was inspired by a John...

Where do we find validation?

Exactly where people find validation in life fascinates international speaker and apologist Max Jeganathan. As a Senior Apologist with Ravi Zacharias International...

Reading the Good News 14 billion times

Enough with the heavy content, here is some news to smile about. Bible Gateway, the online Bible search engine, announced that in its 25 years of operating it has...

Reflection: Sovereign Peoples

Among many heavy decisions that were made at the Assembly meeting in Melbourne, one was the following: That the Assembly resolve: to affirm that the First Peoples of...

Yes you should take that vacation, the Bible says so

We are living in a society that no matter how much we complain, we are addicted to working. The Census 2016 found that in Sydney’s North one in five full-time...

Assembly Proposal Seeks Renewed Witness

A motion introduced at Assembly will call on the Uniting Church to renew how it expresses its faith. “[W]e propose that the UCA listen to and formally receive the...

Telling the Truth: Our Reality Bathed in Light

When I was an actor, tech week was the bane of my existence. The nights are long and slow, but more pointedly, instead of being the stars of the show actors are reduced...