The Crosslight Arts section showcases poetry and artwork created by Uniting Church members. Click on the pictures below to read the poems in full. If you have poetry, writing or illustrations that you would like to submit, please send them to email@example.com.
By KAREL REUS
Lenten reflection one
31 Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and aft
Margaret Gambold shares her faith through verse and image.
There are just over three weeks left to enter Australia’s most prestigious religious and spiritual art competition, the Blake Prize.
Karel Reus reflects on the past 40 years of the Uniting Church in Australia.
In this short poem, Gospel Ralte reflects on the resilience of refugees and asylum seekers searching for a new life that is free from persecution.
By Karel Reus
there are rules, you know!
Our world is built on logic,
chains of causes and effects,
deductions and conclusions.
A poem dedicated to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and their kin by Russell Hawkins
Karel Reus, a member of Armadale Uniting Church wrote this prayer and meditation for the congregation’s service of recognition for the UCA’s 40th anniversary.
JUMPING OUT THE CHRISTENDOM BOX (1)
(A Spirit Pilgrimage)
i have lived my years within
the overarching umbrella of Christendom
worn-down to the rusting wires by now
but still THERE as a controlling spirit
for close to
In March, the Justice and International Mission Unit hosted a Social Justice Forum at Aitken College. The theme explored during the day was “Our Global Neighbour.
get up, it’s Easter morning
the One you loved
is waiting in the garden
His empty tomb
is guarded by an angel
who will tell you
that Christ the Lord is risen.
Martha welcomed you to her house.
She gave you food to eat.
And while she fed your body,
Mary sat at your feet.
Lord, you welcome us to your house.
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