Peace in the Age of Anxiety

There was a survey taken back in the 1940s which asked people to rate what they thought were the top seven problems of society. The results were: People talking too much (a criticism… Continue reading

Who Stole Jesus?

A minister from Chicago sent an email through during the week saying, “Jesus Kidnapped!” The infant was abducted from the city’s nativity and from the reaction it sounded like Christmas would be cancelled.… Continue reading

Redeeming the World

A comment made by a woman last Tuesday has stuck with me throughout the week. She was describing an incident from Rundle Mall. A group of Asian lads were chasing another. It was… Continue reading

Unity is Evangelism

I’m not found in one But can be in three, I hold things together, What can I be? Let me give you some clues on the answer to the riddle. It is rarely… Continue reading

Perspectives on the Cross

As the years pass, I find the effects of Good Friday to be more intense. Though I am not a particularly emotional person, I find the emotion of this day more and more… Continue reading

King Jesus

There are many hymns that seem especially appropriate for certain people and circumstances. There’s the dentist’s hymn – Crown Him With Many Crowns. The obstetricians hymn – Come Labor On. The builder’s hymn… Continue reading

The Inaugural Robert Iles Memorial Lecture Report

More than 140 people gathered at Burnside City Church on November 7 to hear the inaugural Robert Iles Memorial Trust Lecture. The lecture – the first in a series of five that will… Continue reading

The Inaugural Robert Iles Memorial Lecture

Good Morning Faithful Readers, We are very excited to invite you all to The Inaugural Robert Iles Memorial Lecture. It will be happening tonight, November 11th,  7:30pm at Burnside City Uniting Church. We… Continue reading

Oh That They Would Be One…

A Baptist and a Presbyterian were discussing the ever-controversial issue of baptism, and the validity of sprinkling versus immersion. After some fruitless debate the Presbyterian asked, ‘Tell me, if the water comes up… Continue reading

The Problem with Goddess Spirituality

The issue of the Trinity is going to be a church battleground for the next ten years. It has been for the last three or four, but the World Council of Churches conference… Continue reading