Over the last few weeks I have enjoyed sharing in some rich conversations with strangers. One such conversation was with a person who simply wanted to see the architecture of the Richmond Uniting Church. As he looked at the beautiful stencil work on the walls we chatted. When he discovered that I was the minister he asked “So what do you...

When I was studying to be a minister, a friend once confided in me that he did not believe in creation in 6 days. I was horrified, not because he didn’t believe this, but because he thought that I did believe this, and he thought that this was what Christian faith is about. The sacred texts of Christian - and Jewish-...

While some people may be savouring happy memories of their recent Christmas day celebrations, this is likely not the case for others, as this season of Christmas can be a highly stressful time. Families are flung together, often with little in common. Old wounds can press close to the surface of interactions and for some loneliness and grief are amplified to...