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Reflection of the Week - 11th July 2023

We can understand why people who are victims of oppression, violence, war, abuse, or terror of any kind, want the evil that caused their pain, eradicated. This is as true today as it was in the first century.


What is Mission?

Despite ubiquitous usage, particularly in the titles of books and conferences over the past twenty years, we need constant reminding about mission.


Reflection of the Week - 4th July 2023

The kingdom of God, Jesus said, is moved by a disrupting power. But not the kind of power that needs an empire or an army. The kingdom of God disrupts the way a mustard seed disrupts.


Reflection of the Week - 27th June 2023

As I have lived most of my church life primarily in Anglican and ecumenical settings, I have to admit to some bemusement about the annual marking of the Uniting Church’s founding.


SA Synod Meeting Update 2023

A summary of the discussions, deliberations and decisions arising from the meeting of the Uniting Church in SA Synod Meeting 21st - 24th June 2023.


Reflection of the Week - 20th June 2023

Jesus came and stood among his disciples and said peace be with you, then he didn’t try and hide the mark from the spear on his side. He didn’t wear gloves to conceal his scars. Jesus came and stood among his disciples and said peace be with you then he showed them his hands and his side.


Reflection of the Week - 13th June 2023

Trinitarian theology says that true power is circular or spiral, not so much hierarchical. It’s here; it’s within us. It’s shared and shareable; it’s already entirely for us.


Reflection of the Week - 6th June 2023

When the Holy Spirit arrived on the first Pentecost, it was not a quiet event; the sound was as if a great wind (breath) filled the room in which the disciples had gathered in their uncertainty and fear.


Reflection of the Week - 30th May 2023

Prayer and action can never be seen as contradictory or mutually exclusive. Prayer without action grows into powerless pietism, and action without prayer degenerates into questionable manipulation.

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