Category: Your Say

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...

Should Australia join the nuclear weapons club?

Australia has long been an advocate of nuclear disarmament and has been an active party to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. But, unlike New Zealand, it has not...

Calling us together for the sake of creation

This morning I thought I was woken up by the laugh of a kookaburra. It can’t be, I told myself. Not this far into the city. Still, I so deeply wanted to have heard...

Opinion: Australia is failing its elderly

This piece was published in The Australian opinion section on 6 August 2019. You don’t need to be a regular visitor to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and...

Puzzling out what the PM meant by love, judgement, and prayer

What did Prime Minister Scott Morrison mean when he declared in front of 30,000 people at the recent Hillsong annual conference that Australia “needs more love and...

Delivering homes, not just words

In her first press conference, the newly elected leader of the NSW Labor Party Jodie McKay expressed her willingness to work alongside Premier Gladys Berejiklian to...

“Do You Believe in the Triune God?”

Every so often, I get asked the question, “Do you believe in the Triune God?” My answer to that question involves consideration of a number of areas. 1. History I...

There is no Planet B

Well, it’s been quite a summer, hasn’t it – record heat waves, drought, the deaths of 100 year old fish in our most important river system, bushfires, massive...

Opinion: Kerri Ann Kennerley, Yumi Stynes, and Racism in Australia

Content warning: This piece contains discussion of sexual assault. While debating whether or not Australia should shift Australia Day from 26 January (a stance the...

On Remembering: Cook and Flinders (and Trim), Bungaree and Yemmerrawanne

The location of the grave of Matthew Finders (1774–1814) has been identified in Euston, England. Flinders was the first British person to circumnavigate the continent...