Category: Features

We need to talk about Kanye’s Sunday Service

From the songs ‘Jesus Walks’ to ‘Ultra-Light Beam’, Kanye West has a fraught relationship with religion or at least the way he presents his faith to the world....

July – Witnessing transformation

7 July  •  Luke 10:1-20 Lambs in the midst of wolves sounds like an unsafe mission environment. We are wise to acknowledge the gospel enterprise is far from safe!...

Wayside Chapel’s Hybrid Social Enterprise

Wayside Chapel is ensuring a sustainable mission to break the cycle of youth unemployment through a hybrid social enterprise. In February 2019, Wayside Chapel produced a...

Shaping young adult discipleship in Sydney Presbytery

In Sydney Presbytery, we work in the area of young adult discipleship formation in three distinct, but increasingly connected areas of ministry. Our Tertiary Ministry...

Accepting a sustainable future at Orange UCA

Orange Uniting Church have amalgamated four congregations into one and is now in the process of divesting themselves of the financial responsibility of two of their...

Why Christians disagree over the Israel Folau saga

For many Christians, Israel Folau has become the talisman in the fight for religious freedom. This week, some Australian Christians rallied behind Folau’s legal...

A courageous vision and mission for Orange

Orange Uniting Church have amalgamated four congregations into one and is now in the process of divesting themselves of the financial responsibility of two of their...

The Uniting Church and Lay Presidency

The Uniting Church has a firm commitment to being part of the one, holy, catholic and apostolic church. This is affirmed in our Basis of Union as well as in many places...

Pay day lending…don’t get cleaned out

I started doing a clean-up of some cupboards in my office at UFS recently. Mostly there were old documents that could be simply tossed, but among them I found some that...

Mentoring and discipleship matters

Matthew 28:19-20 reads: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching...