Category: Features

How foster care brings positive change to Aboriginal kids

“We don’t use the term ‘foster kids’ at our house. We’re all family,” says Dubbo resident Paul Carr. Being a foster carer changes lives. Paul and...

Accused developer dies

Content warning: this article contains discussion of suicide, sexual violence, and mental health issues. Days after news of allegations against him, videogame designer...

Heads or Tails?

There was a funny moment during the recent cricket World Cup in England, in a press conference with the Australian captain, Aaron Finch. Australia were doing well in the...

Are exorcisms real?

A recent book ban has people talking about exorcisms. But what are they? On an exorcist’s recommendation, a Catholic Church school in Nashville has banned the Harry...

How to be part of the next Climate protest on 20 September

Three days before the UN Emergency Climate Summit, the Global #ClimateStrike is taking place in the streets of different corners of the planet to demand an end to the...

We’re supposed to be here

One of my favourite film series is Band of Brothers, which chronicles the experiences of a particular US paratrooper company in the Second World War. One episode ends...

A life-giving story to show and tell

It’s amazing and, in my experience, quite unusual but the enthusiasm that was evident during the recent Synod meeting, is not only continuing but appears to be...

Learning Sabbath

And this woman, who is a daughter of Abraham whom the Accuser has bound for — look! — eighteen years, should she not be released from bondage on this, the day of the...

September – Seeking the lost

1 September, Luke 14:1-14 A banquet. A celebration. A good time for everyone! A table, filled to overflowing with food and drink. All the people who mattered would be...

Love reaching beyond our shores

Names and identifying information have been excluded. Ten years ago, a young African man began to worship with us at Campbelltown Uniting Church.  His presence...