Tempest and the former PM

Uniting Church Minister John Bottomley says former Prime Minister Scott Morrison's decision to appoint himself to several ministries during the pandemic needs to be seen through the prism of his Pentecostal beliefs.

Abortion ruling hurts women

Rev Susan Malthouse has penned a thoughtful and thought-provoking article on abortion, in the wake of a recent US Supreme Court decision.

Questions on the Bible

Author Meredith Lake believes questioning the messages we’ve inherited from a colonial Bible is central to understanding our faith.

Social justice finds a home

Minister Rev Matt Cutler is living the dream as Tecoma Uniting Church embraces both social justice and the community.

Treasures are called to arise

In his first Crosslight column as Moderator, David Fotheringham writes about the theme of "Arise, Come with me", which resonates with the idea of us being the beloved treasures that God finds, and calls to “arise”.

Meet the Moderator

Shortly after being installed as Moderator, David Fotheringham sat down to answer some questions for Crosslight magazine about his life so far and the journey ahead.

The meet of the matter

Synod 2022 last month brought together about 200 people for three days of deep engagement and discernment around issues affecting the Uniting Church in Victoria and Tasmania.

Synod 2022 Day Three Recap

Synod 2022 wrapped up today, with a number of proposals adopted, and seven members elected to the Standing Committee.

Synod 2022 Day Two Recap

Today's second day of Synod 2022 included a response to Tasmania’s End-Of-Life Choices (Voluntary Assisted Dying) legislation, and well-deserved recognition for former eLM executive officer Jenny Byrnes.

Synod 2022 Day One Recap

Day one of Synod 2022 today welcomed new Moderator David Fotheringham, featured a report from outgoing Moderator Denise Liersch, and included the tabling of a number of important reports.

New Moderator installed

Wesley Church was the setting last night as Rev David Fotheringham was officially installed as Synod of Victoria and Tasmania Moderator, replacing outgoing Moderator Denise Liersch.

Fond farewell to Denise

As Denise Liersch prepares to leave the role of Moderator, she reflects on a three-year term which involved a number of unexpected challenges.