Category Archives: Reflection

Reflection on the sexual abuse of children

As a minister I am aware of how much respect ordained people are given by our communities, and for abusers to have misused that utterly appals me. Continue reading

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Reflection: For Bill

We are gathered here to commend Bill to God, certain that God will receive him with love. Continue reading

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A statement by Bishop Philip Huggins, President of the National Council of Churches in Australia

Australia, with our cultural diversity, is like a big therapy centre in which we all need to listen better to one another. Continue reading

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An astonishingly gracious suggestion: ‘we were wrong’

The Uniting Church in Australia has done a little of this … In what other areas do we need to say “we were wrong”? Continue reading

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Reflection: The centenary of the Armistice

“War is an ancient imposter, but none of his masks and smiles and gallant trumpets can any longer delude us …” Continue reading

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Praying for Melbourne

I have no words for my sadness at yesterday’s attack on Melbourne and particularly the death of Sisto Malaspina. So I offer again the prayer I wrote the last time Bourke Street was attacked. May God be with us all.

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Reflection: Notes from 20 years of the Uniting Church’s sexuality debate

I remember that moment and the Presbytery’s unanimous, unquestioning endorsement. Continue reading

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