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.’
(Ephesians 6:19).

Here in ...

NextGen sets out on Korea path


South Korea is often described as a Christian success story. From humble beginnings, Christianity endured persecution and political division to become the largest religion in South Korea.

In October this year, 20 NextGen youth from diverse cultural backgrounds will ...

Breaking points

Review by Penny Mulvey


Have you ever experienced a deep visceral response to friends’ news that they are breaking up? Perhaps you have seen them as the perfect couple? You cannot imagine ...

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. Since I first came across the poem and hymn I have spent some time each Eastertide pondering it.

Three ...

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 back memories of a front-page story in The Sydney Morning Herald ...

Political uncertainty stalls moves to incorporate


On 21 January last year the Vic/Tas general secretary wrote to assembly, the other synods, presbyteries and Church councils as well as all the reporting bodies and institutions of the synod to inform them of a decision of the Synod Standing ...

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 problematic territory.

Do Muslims and Christians ...

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 so pancakes served.

Last year St Leonard’s member ...

Refugee rally drenched but defiant

Thousands braved Melbourne’s stormy weather on Palm Sunday to walk in solidarity with refugees and people seeking asylum.

The mercury dropped to as low as 10 degrees celsius as Melbourne shivered through its coldest day of the year, but ...

Share projects that are road worthy


Share hit the road on Tuesday this week with 21 loyal supporters to witness our community service agency programs, places and people first-hand.

Donors, bequestors and Share Reps jumped on the ‘Share shuttle bus’ – departing from Parliament Station ...