Habit forming

A crucifix-wearing Catholic nun was the unlikely catalyst for reconnecting Amna Iqbal to her Islamic faith.

From Melbourne to Malawi

As the first permanent audiologists in Malawi, Peter and Rebecca Bartlett arrived facing a mammoth task when they first arrived.

Machinery of death

A Melbourne pastor who was present at the executions of Bali Nine ringleaders Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukamaran warns it is only a matter of time before another Australian faces the death penalty.

Changing course into a storm

When Rev Dr David Gushee called for full inclusion of LGBTI people in his book Changing Our Mind, the response from the mainstream evangelical community was brutally swift.

Above and beyond

TIM LAM An allegedly lop-sided table tennis rivalry led two Uniting Church ministers to partner in an innovative project to connect Christians who feel marginalised from traditional church communities.

Memoir from Manus

This haunting memoir from Kurdish journalist Behrouz Boochani is an act of resistance against Australia’s ruthless offshore detention regime.

Listen up

Chatting about podcasts with Bradon French and Liam Miller.

Graphic Gospel

In The Reign of God, Issey Fujishima blends Western-style comics with Japanese manga to create a fresh take on the Gospel.

Korea talks

The synod’s NextGen reflected on the importance of remembering history as they shared their experiences from their recent contextual learning trip to South Korea with Uniting Church congregations.

Heart and Seoul

Last month, synod NextGen youth visited South Korea for a contextual learning trip. Tim Lam, who accompanied the group, reports on their journey.

Love biblically

Marcella and Tjokro. Photo by Joshua Chan. TIM LAM Marcella Purnama remembers a piece of advice she received at her sister’s wedding eight years ago. “My uncle said, ‘don’t get married too early.