Monthly Archives: May 2013

Sermon: Trinity and Wisdom

Sermon for Williamstown Trinity Sunday Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 John 16:12-15 Today we celebrate Trinity Sunday. We celebrate explicitly what is implicit every time we gather for worship: that the God we are worshipping is both One and Three. This is … Continue reading

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The Conclusion to my PhD Thesis

Looking back at my thesis, which I wrote in 2003, I wonder if my conclusions were accurate. Ten years’ on, what do other people think? Conclusion The (homo)sexuality debate in the Uniting Church in Australia began before the Church was … Continue reading

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The Uniting Church discusses sexuality

Recently, in the course of a conversation on Facebook, someone suggested that the Uniting Church hadn’t done any biblical and theological reflection before accepting that presbyteries can ordain people in same-sex relationships. My experience as an historian is that the … Continue reading

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The Third Annual Service of the Church of Latter-Day Geeks is coming!

The third annual Sci Fi and Fantasy-Friendly Service of the Church of Latter-Day Geeks will be held on Sunday the 30th of June with the theme: “Community: There’s no such thing as a solitary hero” The service has moved from … Continue reading

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Sermon: Ascension – it’s not about hovering feet

Sermon for Williamstown Feast of the Ascension, 12th of May 2013 Acts 1:1-11 Luke 24:44-53 Today we celebrate the Feast of the Ascension. We’re cheating a little, because in the lectionary the Ascension comes forty days after we celebrate the … Continue reading

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Synod: What I would have said … Education

On the first day of the 2013 meeting of the Uniting Church Synod of Victoria and Tasmania, the Synod heard about the mistakes that led to the closure of Acacia College and left the Church tens of millions of dollars … Continue reading

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