St Kilda Uniting Church Theme of the month Redemption III

Redemption Part III

There are 7.6 Billion people on the planet today, which means there are 7.6 Billion ways of being human. In ministry, you get to know a very tiny slice of earth’s amazing variety of people. People with different hobbies, personalities, jobs, cultures, world views and opinions. You discover very quickly that being part of a…

St Kilda Uniting Church Theme of the month Redemption II

Redemption Part II

Whilst studying in Manchester, I was invited to experience first-hand the Jewish celebration of Yom Kippur. We met in the Synagogue on Friday evening and I had one of the most moving spiritual experiences of my life. An elderly member of the family sang the Kol Nidre. It’s hard to describe the feelings it generated…

St Kilda Uniting Church Theme of the month Redemption I

Redemption Part I

How should I proceed to unpack this particular doctrine; a doctrine which for thousands of years has underpinned both the mission of the church and the language of Christianity? Well, with a mixture of trepidation and hope. Trepidation, because people have built much of their faith upon this doctrine. Hope, because of all the doctrines…