Face of despair: The Philippines has once again felt the full force of nature’s fury as Typhoon Haiyan, one of the

Op Santa work recognised

Dawn Howie and Adelle Merrall                                     Two members of the Echuca Uniting Church have been recognised fo

Sammy makes something from nothing

Redemption and renewal are at the heart of the Christian story. Creating something good from what seems worthless or unsalvageable. Building from the ashes, redeeming the scraps and the ‘waste’ of the world.

Art and chaos

Danser la musique The Red Queen shook her head, “You may call it nonsense if you like,” she said, “but I’ve heard nonsense, compared with which that would be as sensible as a dictionary!” Through the Looking-Glass, and W

Faith in the face of hatred

I thought I was prepared for the hardest situations. I’d thought through my responses for revelations of horrific crimes, for skewed morals and screwed theological justifications.

Christmas – the way of a stranger

Adoration of the Magi Altarpiece, left hand predella panel depicting Rest during The Flight into Egypt. Christianity is a faith with rough edges.

The grandeur of God

My Macquarie (Australian) Dictionary doesn’t have the word ‘reck’, although it has ‘reckless’. The general secretary’s Concise Oxford Dictionary does have it though.

Witnessing the work of the UCAF

Rev Alistair Macrae and Joan Waters Faith, Work and Witness, a history of the UCAF, was recently launched by Rev Alistair Macrae in Melbourne.

Breakfast for a good cause

Lord Mayor Robert Doyle and CEO Rob Evers                                   Last month Melbourne was enthralled by the Spring Racing Ca