Monthly Archive: December, 2012

Salvation Comes Like an Unwanted Pregnancy – A Sermon for Christmastide (December 25 – January 5)

“Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favour with God.” (Luke 1:26-38) Luke’s story of the birth of Jesus begins with the strange encounter between the girl Mary and an angel… Continue reading

A Christmas message

At Christmas we celebrate the birth of Jesus, who came “that they may have life, and have it abundantly” (John 10.10). The 13th Assembly of the Uniting Church, held in July this year,… Continue reading

The fear of others has corrupted the Australian soul

Amnesty International has confirmed that conditions for asylum seekers that Australia has sent to Nauru are wretched. There is poor sanitation, inadequate accommodation, overcrowding, and the mental and physical health of detainees is deteriorating.… Continue reading