Category Archives: Random Musings

Why the Uniting Church should be louder about its LGBTIQ inclusion

There is evidence to suggest that being louder about the fact that the Uniting Church unconditionally welcomes LGBTIQ people as members, ordains LGBTIQ people as ministers, and allows same-sex couples to be married in churches, is just good advertising. Continue reading

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Letter to the Sunday Age

My letter was edited for space, so here is the full thing. ‘Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father,’ says the letter attributed to James, the brother of Jesus, ‘is this: to care for orphans and widows … Continue reading

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Marriage Equality passes the Senate

We could almost have been the start of a joke: an Anglican priest, a Baptist pastor, and two Uniting Church ministers walk into Parliament House … Continue reading

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For the newsletter: Let your light shine

Have you heard of ‘virtue signalling? The British journalist and author James Bartholomew claims to have coined it in The Spectator in 2015 after realising that Victorians gave much more to charity than contemporary British people do. He says that … Continue reading

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Good and Bad Evangelism

I wish more churches could understand how important a message of love is to people, and how little most of us need to be reminded of our sins. Continue reading

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Vote ‘Yes’ for Religious Freedom

If I am wrong, and religious celebrants are forced by the state to marry any couples, I will be on the barricades and will happily join those celebrants in prison. Continue reading

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The Joy of Giving at Christmas (and I’m serious about that title)

I may pretend I’m a ‘Bah! Humbug!’ Scrooge, but, really, I’m the Scrooge who wakes up on Christmas morning and goes on a massive shopping spree. Continue reading

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