The Bridegroom (Poem)

The following is a playful poem of unknown origin, which describes a certain marriage ceremony. Robert used to use it in the wedding celebrations he took. It is called, ‘The Bridegroom’: Wilt thou… Continue reading

God is Our Shield – A reflection from Janis Iles.

The following was delivered to the Kings Baptist Grammar School staff in January 2015 by Robert’s wife, Janis: ‘Standing up here nervously, I feel a little like a student endeavouring to answer the… Continue reading

The Four Stages of Healing

One of the things we discuss from time to time is if we had to lose one of our senses, which one would we choose? If it was the sense of smell, we… Continue reading

Seeing for the First Time

John 9: 1-7 – ‘As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 3 “Neither this man nor his parents… Continue reading

Iles Memorial Lecture 2014 Report

On Thursday, October 9, The Robert Iles Memorial Trust had the privilege of presenting the Honourable Kevin Andrews as speaker at the 3rd Iles Memorial Lecture. With 23 years in Parliament and the… Continue reading

A Love That Will Stop At Nothing

Those of you who have done a little traveling would know that much of your time is taken up with explaining who you are to people. Or in many instances trying to prove… Continue reading

The Iles Memorial Lecture 2014 – Hon. Kevin Andrews MP – Marriage in Today’s Society

Dear Friends of the Blog, Characterised by enthusiastic audiences and speakers of international renown, the first two Robert Iles Memorial Lectures have now become significant events in the life of the Uniting Church… Continue reading

Secrets of a Fulfilled Life

Once there was a tiger who was brought up by a herd of goats. From the day his eyes opened, all he saw was a goat’s life. He munched grass with the rest,… Continue reading

The Greatest Gift

A little old man was seen every Sunday morning walking to church. He was deaf. He could not hear a word of the sermon or any music or singing. A scoffer asked him,… Continue reading

The Assurance of Salvation

Ephesians 1:1-14 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To God’s holy people in Ephesus, the faithful in Christ Jesus: 2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus… Continue reading