Tag Archives: Uniting Church

Reflection: God our Rock

The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork. Continue reading

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Sermon for Carlynne’s Ordination

Carlynne, it is absolutely vital that you preach the gospel of Jesus Christ in opposition to the deadly hatred we see spewed by so many. Continue reading

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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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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: 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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Reflection: Marriage for Eureka Street

I wrote something for Eureka Street. You can read it here. Enjoy.

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Reflection: My chains fell off, my heart was free

I am proud of the Uniting Church and of every member of the Assembly who discerned a way forward with grace and humility. Continue reading

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Sermon: Can we speak of Joy after the Royal Commission?

Hope and joy come from God’s love of justice. And so we know that God was at work in the Royal Commission, as God is at work in every human endeavour that strives for peace and wholeness. Continue reading

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Sermon: We can’t choose our (church) family

It’s a cliché that we can’t choose our family, and that applies to our church family as well. After all, if God has welcomed even us into the family, how can we deny that welcome to others? Continue reading

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Sermon: Against Domestic Violence

Looking at the example of Jesus, we can be equally clear that gender equality and the complete condemnation of domestic violence are gospel imperatives. Continue reading

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