New clarity to baggage-laden words

The word ‘evangelism’ is returning to the Uniting Church’s lexicon, with a national conference dedicating an entire program to mission and evangelism scheduled for Adelaide in March.

Acacia, a collective responsibility?

CIVIL wars are the most destructive of conflicts. They divide communities, friends, and families. They inflict deep and abiding wounds. Life in this synod presently feels like being in the midst of a civil war.

Tongan students sing from the soul

In July last year, the chapel at the Melbourne synod office filled with the sounds of young Tongan voices singing in harmony.

February coming events

Centenary celebration Sunday 2 February 2.30 pm Derrinallum Uniting Church A thanksgiving service followed by afternoon tea marks this momentous occasion.

February letters

In the November issue of Crosslight there was a letter claiming that the Bible spoke clearly against homosexuality.

Siri-ous love

Joaquin Phoenix as Theodore Her (MA) As a director, Spike Jonze has specialised in films that have a uniquely quirky character.

Finding truth in Australia Day

A“Day of Mourning” held in the early part of last century. Leaflets warned that: “aborigines and persons of Aboriginal blood only are invited to attend.” The deepest thinking we do is metaphorical.

The price of a bargain

                                By Bindy Taylor The connection between clothing production and human trafficking has been one of the world’