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…

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…