When I thought about writing this column to tie in with Mental Health Week (7-13 October) I had planned to write a general column about mental health and the church.
When Samantha’s* brother stopped coming home she felt a mixture of relief that her family could be normal again and guilt that she hoped he would never be found.
For the first recorded time less than half of all working Australians (49.97 per cent) have full-time jobs with leave entitlements.
For 20 years the Listening Lounge in Corio Central Shopping Centre has welcomed people in to relax, meet friends, have a chat or a deep heart-to-heart.
Last month, about 35 people gathered to celebrate the two-decade anniversary.
Joining Listening Lounge members and volunteers for the party were representatives of Port Philip West Presbytery and other community organisations.
28/4/1931 to 11/9/2018
By Rev Stan Clarke, Minister at Sunbury Uniting Church
Rev Bruce Prewer is remembered as a nationally recognised poet and liturgist who gave Christianity a distinctly Australian voice.
Following a protracted illness Bruce passed away surrounded by family in Victoria on 11 September, 2018.
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.
When American theologian Rev Dr David Gushee called for full inclusion of LGBTI people in his 2014 book Changing Our Mind, the response from the mainstream evangelical community was brutally swift.
Within days of the book’s publication, universities and seminaries – including one in Australia – withdrew speaking invitations.
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.
Monday night is half-price movie night and the other week I walked down to see the latest film by director Spike Lee BlackKklansman.
Book | And He Talks with Me | Al Mewett
What an unusual publication. The title gives us a clue. Readers of a certain age, including this reviewer, may recognise the lyrics crooned by Elvis Presley: “And he walks with me and he talks with me/and he tells me I am his own/and ...
It’s the little things that matter in this lifetime that we lead.
It’s the noticing of others in their desperate hours of need.
It’s the hesitating wisely if we’re getting in the way,
but soothing with a contact when their lives have gone astray.