Category: Features

The Spirit can move the church

My first Mardi Gras as Moderator! Would someone from the media contact me and ask what I thought? This was a particular concern given the media coverage of a “100...

Sorry sandblasts through to truth and hope

February 13 was an historic day — the Federal Parliament apologised to the Stolen Generations and indeed, more than that, there was an apology to all indigenous people...

New Testament precedent

Over the past few months a number of conversations have caused me to ponder the Uniting Church and how it reflects the “biblical model” of the church.

Laity can lead the way

Over the past month or so I have had cause to ask myself: “Who are the people in the church who will be key in enabling the Synod to live out God’s vision for it,...

Who can be trusted?

Synod is over! For me, one of my great concerns was chairing the meeting using the Uniting Church Manual for Meetings and being an effective moderator of the consensus...

By the way…

Being elected Moderator in 2006 has no doubt saved my life. That election prompted me to make an appointment with my GP in which I asked her to give me a thorough...

Women ministers still on the frontier

Ministry is a stressful vocation. Long hours, a hectic workload and an inbuilt community all contribute. The stress and burnout of female clergy represents a gap in...