Category: Moderator

Hope for a renewed heart

Growing up in Korea, we learned the song Our Wish is Unification. This song is a national creed, like a mantra in our mind, longing for the reunification of the two...

Moderator’s Easter message 2016: The shocking hope of Easter

Refugees. Environmental devastation. Domestic violence. Homelessness. Suffering. War. Our world can seem like a non-stop headline of depressing news. It can be easy to...

Come Holy Spirit, renew our hearts

“By this everyone will know that you are my disciples if you have love for one another.” (John 13:35) Over the Christmas break, I attended the Vietnamese National...

Finding your heart in the Christmas story

A good and wise retired minister handed me a copy of a story by the Brothers Grimm — The Three Languages — just to enjoy, which I certainly did. We love stories,...

Expressing concern, care and compassion

It is almost 12 months since I took up the role of Moderator in this Synod. Like a first-time mother, many things — new and unfamiliar — made me nervous and anxious....

Connecting God’s spirit with each other

So, let us remember it is the desire of our Lord that we all become one in Him and His Son. We should remember this whether we connect with friends through social media...

The interconnectedness between life and faith

On Christmas Eve of 2004, I packed up and set off for Ireland after 18 years of living in Australia. Fifteen of those years had been as a Uniting Church minister. For...

An empty tomb. A gateway to resurrection life!

Sometimes, we all need to remind ourselves we are invited to move forward into a new life with the risen Christ, which death and human despair cannot overrule.

Respected by others

Instinctively, we wish and hope for a safer and less troubled 2015. Last year had far too many shocking events, tragedies and disasters - in our own backyards, and...

Glory to God in heaven, and peace on earth!

When I think about the coming Christmas season, I am reminded Isaiah’s words, “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light” (Isaiah 9:2).