Category: Moderator

God requires us to see #BeyondTheCross at Easter

Moderator, Rev. Simon Hansford reminds us that the real message of Easter requires us to see #BeyondTheCross and discover how God’s love transforms our everyday lives....

Hope – A Ridiculous, Wonderful Thing

Hope can seem a fragile thing. I had the honour last night of babysitting the child of some dear friends. He woke once only, briefly, during the night, in a moment of...

Bearing witness to others

A month before Christmas, I bought a suit. It was the first suit I have purchased, apart from the five dollar Vinnie’s edition dinner suit in the 1980s for formals and...

Making room this Christmas

In his 2017 Christmas message, the Moderator of the Uniting Church in Australia, Synod of New South Wales and the ACT, Rev. Simon Hansford, says that at Christmas we are...

The story that lies ahead

Fiona and I arrived home from Sydney, on the Thursday evening following the Synod Meeting, to find two ewes standing, quite composed, in the middle of our lawn. They had...

All of this is about sharing the good news

As I was writing this column, my very last “Moderator’s Reflection” for Insights, I felt an overwhelming sense of gratitude for the incredible opportunity and...

I’m an optimist

Forty years may not be a long time if we compare it with the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, or even the first European settlement on Australian soil....

A living hope this Easter

This Easter the Moderator, Rev. Myung Hwa Park has a “living hope” that the Uniting Church is “a courageous voice, unafraid of the barriers, cultures,...

Feast on the true value of the cross

The Easter events offer a precious foretaste of the living hope found in Christ Jesus.

2017 – a new year, a new hope

On New Year’s Eve, I went to a midnight service to farewell an old year and to welcome a new year (“Song Ku Young Shin” 送舊迎新) at one of the Korean churches...