Ups and downs of life

Bouncing Back Later in Life: On How to Age Well and Overcome Difficulties Review by Bessy Andriotis UnitingCare Victoria and Tasmania “Well it’s the old story. People never tell you how to get old.

Truth, not fiction

Solomon Northrup / from Saratoga Springs, free papers in my pocket, violin / under arm, my new friends Brown and Hamilton by my side The Abduction, Rita Dove In his review for Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave, the cre

Pizza, theology, and conversation

“Theological students always need more pizza and conversation. Well, I know I did,” Rohan Pryor, lay leadership educator at the Centre for Theology and Ministry (CTM) said.

Words of wisdom

Lanterns at Dusk? Preaching after Modernity By Bruce Barber Uniting Academic Press 2013 Review by Rev Dr Craig Thompson In an age when large parts of the church are distracted by the question of what to do, Bruce Barbe

Finding life’s passion

One of the most illuminating things I have ever read was a story about artist Paul Gauguin, who began working life as a successful businessman and stockbroker in Paris.

A bird’s eye view

In the Aboriginal Dreamtime, the all-father of the Kulin people is known as Bunjil who, after having created the lands and the people, flew up with his wives and sons into the tharingbek (sky or heavens) to become the ea

Rupanyup church building celebrates 100 years

A little more than a century ago, the foundation stone was laid for the new, brick Rupanyup Methodist Church. The wooden church was moved back on the church block to become the Sunday school.

Henderson farewell

More than four decades in ministry came to an end in December last year when Rev Gregor Henderson (pictured) was farewelled at Canberra’s Wesley Uniting Church.

Sins of the past

Last month marked the first anniversary of the establishment of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.