Bad web design and the hope of God

PENNY MULVEY Humans are creatures of habit. We often go about our daily activities as if on a conveyor line. But sometimes a person, an event, some words on a page, will break through and stay with you.

Answering hate with love

PENNY MULVEY The Bible is our road map to know God. The Bible makes clear what God wants for God’s people and the kind of people we are called to be.

Cause to celebrate

PENNY MULVEY Next month is the Uniting Church in Australia’s 40th birthday. What memories are conjured up for you as you look back to 22nd June 1977? I was a student at a Methodist girls’ school in Sydney.

Failing the most vulnerable

I have read three books over the last few weeks – two works of fiction and one non-fiction – all with a common thread, the treatment or mistreatment of children.

Laid low for Lent

We are in the season of Lent. From childhood we were encouraged to give something up to enable us to reflect on the sacrifice of Jesus. People fast or give up red meat on Fridays. Give up technology. Give up alcohol.

Leading questions

PENNY MULVEY What role does ethics play in leadership? In many ways this has been an underlying theme throughout January with media reports on political entitlement in regards to travel allowances and the changing of the

Giving thanks

PENNY MULVEY Stanley and his goat present a captivating front page. His infectious happiness somehow invites us to share his pleasure.

Conversation or conflict? 

PENNY MULVEY Crosslight published a letter from Rev David Brown with the heading ‘Learning from Islam’ in our October edition.

Noisy gongs and clanging cymbals

PENNY MULVEY Have you ever considered what a respectful conversation might sound like? This might seem an odd question if you are always respectful.