I remember changing after our two children were born. Every time I heard about a child being neglected or mistreated, I would become emotional.
By Denisse Sandoval
I’m reading a really great yet shattering book at the moment, See What You Made Me Do, by Jess Hill. I’m reading it in order to understand why men abuse women, and why women feel so guilty about leaving abusive partners.
By Rev Dr Sally Douglas
I do not subscribe to the notion that you have to be religious in order to have a moral framework. Why? Because the evidence is clear.
By Tim Lam
Hong Kong is dying.
Every day, the city inches closer to becoming a police state. The shadow of Tiananmen Square looms over the horizon as the People’s Liberation Army assembles just across the border.
By Claire Dawe
We are a diverse church, but when it comes to renting our church spaces, rooms and even worship centres, is there a limit on the diversity we will accept?
By Robyn Whitaker
You might groan at another article about Israel Folau. After all, the media attention has been massive, with little sign of abating.
By Sally Douglas
Suffering and death are difficult subjects to talk about in Australian culture, particularly western culture.
I recently spent time with someone who was weeks away from death and asked them how they felt about dying. They said I was the first person to ask them this question.
By SweeAnn Koh
There has been a lot of commentary surrounding The Final Quarter, the documentary on Adam Goodes that had its free-to-air premiere on 18 July, but one comment in particular jumped out at me.
By Geoff Thompson
For many Christians, Israel Folau has become the talisman in the fight for religious freedom.
This week, some Australian Christians rallied behind Folau’s legal battle against Rugby Australia, stepping in when the rugby star’s GoFundMe campaign was shut down. On its first day, the new campaign raised more than A$1 million in donations – and counting.
By Brunswick Uniting Church minister Rev Ian Ferguson, who definitely will be watching the new season of you know what.
Spoiler Alert! What follow spoils the endings of Game of Thrones (season one), Lord of the Rings (volume one), and the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John (Testament New).
By Rev Dr Sean Winter, Head of College, Pilgrim Theological College
Debates about border protection and the treatment of refugees and asylum seekers show no signs of going away.
When it comes to Valentine’s Day most of us think of roses, chocolates, romantic dinners and greeting cards. Yet St Valentine’s Day is named after a third century martyr who was beheaded after being imprisoned and beaten.
How did we get from beheading to romance?...