Category: Features

November – Where do we find our value

1 November Isaiah 25:6 – 9 Who is a saint? All Saints’ Day, is also called the Feast of All Saints, is celebrated every year on November 1 by the Roman...

Creating a space to flourish

Words like wellness, mindfulness and meditation are bandied around a lot these days and it’s often hard to pin down exactly what and how to achieve wellbeing and what...

“Injustice and suffering of this magnitude is impossible to quantify”

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie has spent 2018 travelling across the globe and been witness to the wholesale injustice in war torn areas and the unprecedented...

Conversion therapy on the national agenda

Content warning: discussion of torture, suicide. With the release of new films on the topic, a new report garnering attention, and the Morrison government yet to release...

Coming to terms with poverty

I recently attended two separate events that had me confronting my own experience of living in poverty in Australia. I was academically aware that I lived well below the...

Opinion: An explainer, in nine easy steps

Here’s my explainer of the current situation in the Uniting Church in Australia regarding marriage, set out in nine easy steps. I’m posting because I seem to be...

Opinion: God’s mysterious ways and the marriage reconsideration

God may be at work in a mysterious way.  Again.  According to a letter Uniting Church marriage celebrants received on Friday 19 October, it is plausible that Assembly...

“The First Rule Is To Read It Slowly”

Liam Miller is the Uniting Church Chaplain at Macquarie University. He hosts Love, Rinse, Repeat, a podcast where he interviews authors, theologians, and activists,...

Is God Good For You?

Since Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion released in 2005, a number of books have explored whether or not we really need God. Responses from people of faith have...

A star is re-born

Bradley Cooper reveals how his faith led him into the director’s seat for the first time with new movie A Star is Born. Back in 2013, Bradley Cooper was the hot ticket...