Grace Amidst the Thorns?

For Christ and His truth we will ensure insults, attacks on our faith and difficulties because then we are more dependent on the Lord. It is not pleasant, but pleasure and rest are never the goal of the Christian.

The Evangelical Confession in the Life of the Uniting Church

Thank you for this opportunity tonight to be with you tonight in order to share with you on an issue of such great importance. I particularly appreciate the grace shown by the fellowship… Continue reading

On Not Losing Heart

The following message was written during Robert’s time at Tusmore Memorial Uniting Church between 1986 and 1993. Robert experienced a great deal of tragedy and disappointment in his life and career and his… Continue reading

7 Things to Look for in a Partner

We have many choices to make in life: Subjects to study Career to choose Money priorities Values to live by, and The kind of person I would like to spend the rest of… Continue reading

Baptism: The water that divides or the grace that unites?

“Perhaps no command of Christ has occasioned so much controversy, bitterness and mistrust as the command to baptize. Who should be baptized? How? And what does baptism mean?” From The Water That Divides by Bridge… Continue reading

Sudden Bereavement: Experience and Reflection

The following is a presentation written around 1982 as a part of Robert’s theological study, and was written with a view to being of assistance to those wanting to help the bereaved. Robert… Continue reading

Christ’s Positive People

Dr. Jerome Frank is a Professor of Psychiatry at John Hopkins University. He wrote recently about a confession a co-passenger made to him while flying in the days before modern security devices were… Continue reading

The Hope of the Gospel

The great psychiatrist Erik Erikson says that a 10 year old child has certain characteristics. She has on the one hand a sense of industry and energy, while on the other hand she… Continue reading

The Annual Robert Iles Memorial Lecture – Thursday 21st May 2015

You are warmly welcome to the Annual Robert Iles Memorial Lecture on Thursday 21st May 2015 at 7:30pm. The topic is Beyond Apathy: The Waning of Postmodernism and the New Role for Intuition and it… Continue reading

Do not let your hearts be anxious.

This sermon was presented to Waikerie Uniting Church, in the late 1980s after Robert returned to Australia from studying in Los Angeles: In some ways I find it quite an emotional experience returning to… Continue reading