Synod Snaps – May 2017

The Sipwell faith community celebrated the Easter dawn around a campfire and enjoyed a fish breakfast.

Waiting for gospel – a strategy

‘Pray also for me that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains.

Hope-filled meditation

Among the many letters Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote when he was in prison was a poem that was later versified into a hymn.

Letters to the editor – May 2017

Logo life They say that everything in life is relative however, in Jim Gibson’s case we are not related! Nigel Tapp’s timely piece (‘Logo stands the test of time’, April) brought b

Anzac Day lament and reflection

FRIDAY FORUM REV DR WES CAMPBELL On Tuesday Anzac Day, prayers for peace will be held at St Paul’s Cathedral, for the third year running.

The big ask of Muslims

It might have been a ‘trial run’ but the very first question at the Ask a Muslim forum held at 130 Lt Collins St on Wednesday night delved deeply into profound and potentially pro

Record result from flipping Pancake Day around

St Leonard’s Church Brighton Bayside raised the highest amount ever donated from a Pancake Day event in Victoria and Tasmania, even though they didn’t charge a cent for the 300 or

Violence spurs renewed call to close camp

Uniting Church President Stuart McMillan and members of the Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce have called for refugees on Manus Island to be transferred to Australia after sho

Easter: A Chance for New Beginnings

The President of the Uniting Church in Australia Stuart McMillan has used his annual Easter message to pray for Christian churches in the Middle East and for greater compassion in

Easter people

Rev Carol Bennett I’m fond of describing the church as ‘Easter people’.