St Kilda Uniting Church Next chapter in the life of our church

The Next Chapter

The beauty of the Easter season, is that we are reminded that the Church lives in and with the spirit of resurrection. That new life can emerge from anywhere once old stones have been moved out of the way, and fears dispelled. This Sunday, the 19th May, marks the start of a very new and…

St Kilda Uniting Church Resurrection story

The mystery remains

The Resurrection aspect of the Easter story has always been a difficult thing to navigate. It’s a sensitive space in which different ‘beliefs’ need to be held in tension. They were held in tension in the early days of the emerging Christian Community but the process of ‘engineering’ a particular orthodox perspective meant that other…

St Kilda Uniting Church God with us

Good with us now

When I look back and forward over weeks past and weeks to come, life resembles one of those carnival rides where you go up and down, round and round, and get off feeling rather dizzy. In ministry there is a regular diet of fixed and unplanned activity: organising things, going to meetings, being the diplomat…

St Kilda Uniting Chuch Preaching truth to power

Preaching truth to power

Politicians are clearly in pre-election mode but so far there is a notable absence of any party-political slogans for 2019. No doubt they will emerge shortly – so stand by. ‘Slogan’ is a strange word. It comes from the Scottish Gaelic sluagh-ghair which was a highland battle-cry designed to stir the hearts of warriors and…

St Kilda Uniting Church King Herod orders to kill all babys in Bethlehem

Food for thought

One of the big themes of Easter, is that a man who did nothing wrong finds himself being vilified and nailed to a cross. His only ‘crime’ was to confront the ruling elite of the temple with the truth of their abuses and corrupting practices. They were ignoring the impact of their economic and psychological…

St Kilda Uniting Church The Inclusive Bible

The book

Today we welcome into our community something that is very symbolic of the kind of Christian community that we are and wish to become. I know that sounds a bit odd – how do you become what you are already! Well, becoming is a process – we are always in a state of becoming and…