In sure and certain hope…

I attended a meeting of the South Australian chapter of the Australian Asscoiation for Mission Studies today. Steve Taylor, the Principal of Uniting College for Leadership & Theology was presenting findings from research… Continue reading

How do I love my neighbour? #1

How do I love my neighbour? Well, a good start would be to have a conversation. A respectful conversation in which I try to hear and understand what is important to my neighbour.… Continue reading

A fellowship of reconciliation. A pilgrim people.

This one’s long. More a bloooog than a blog. It’s my address to the 2013 Synod of NSW and the ACT during it’s opening worship. The readings were Nehemiah 2:17-18 and 1 Corinthians… Continue reading

A decline towards health

I’m at the 2013 meeting of the Synod of NSW & ACT. During a table group discussion of an encouraging report from the Rural Ministry Unit someone from a rural Presbytery at my… Continue reading

Ashes to Ashes…again

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?feature=youtube_gdata_player&v=fEADcdtjZzM&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DfEADcdtjZzM%26feature%3Dyoutube_gdata_player I’ve just given my first performance of the song “Ashes to Ashes” in many years. As I waited for my spot in the Communion Service at the 2013 Synod of NSW &… Continue reading

Charleville – Sydney – Jerusalem

Something else in the planning: the National Ministers’ Conference 2014 Every three years the President convenes a set of three conferences for Uniting Church ministers. (It’s really one conference repeated in three locations… Continue reading

A national conference on mission and evangelism: when, where and why.

So here’s one of the plans I wanted to share with you after I’d got the thing about giving God a laugh off my chest. I’ll be hosting a national conference on mission… Continue reading

Giving God a Laugh

The taxi that took me from Sydney Airport to Kensington was driven by a Russian Jew. I was on my way to a meeting of the Assembly Standing Committee. The driver enjoyed having… Continue reading

It all began with a sausage sizzle

Last year the 13th Assembly of the Uniting church resolved to: ‘call the members of the Uniting Church to a week of prayer and fasting for justice for Indigenous Australians, culminating in a… Continue reading

What will the church be like when they get to lead it?

I spent most of last week in Sydney at the National Young Adult Leaders Conference. The delegates were a really impressive group of people – passionate about the church and mission, engaged in… Continue reading