A reflection on Psalm 14 and Luke 15. 1-10 by Rev. Dr. Sally Douglas at Richmond Unting Church, Sunday 15 September 2019. Copy this link into your podcast player of choice if you would like to receive updates as they are released https://anchor.fm/s/c70d97c/podcast/rss...

At Richmond Uniting Church we stand in solidarity with all those who seek to care for the earth. This is because we understand the earth as the Divine's good creation. This is not some simplistic literalist understanding of the earth being made in 6 days. The biblical text makes it clear that creation stories are not meant to be understood literally,...

Anger, Justice, Love - A reflection on Isiah 5.1-7 and Luke 12.49-56 by Rev. Dr. Sally Douglas at Richmond Uniting Church, Sunday 18 August 2019. Copy this link into your podcast player of choice if you would like to receive updates as they are released https://anchor.fm/s/c70d97c/podcast/rss...

In western culture suffering and death are taboo topics. However, avoiding talking about suffering does not alleviate it and trite comments of sympathy are of little help, and often cause a great deal damage. We need to talk about suffering, below is a link to a reflection on a Christian theology of suffering...

Exploring Jesus’ disruption of patriarchal expectations and the call to be integrated, reflecting the qualities of both Martha and Mary. Rev Dr Sally Douglas’ reflection at Richmond Uniting on Luke 10.38-42, Sunday 21st July 2019. Copy this link into your podcast player of choice if you would like to receive updates as they are released https://anchor.fm/s/c70d97c/podcast/rss ...

Around Australia debates have raged this week about Christianity, free speech, the LGBTQI community and what the bible says. Huge amounts of hate, anger, hurt and misrepresentations of the bible have been spawned by these debates. This Sunday, one of the readings in the lectionary (the weekly list of bible readings set out for worship in the world wide church) was...

There has been some recent discussion, and misinformation, about the Uniting Church in the national media. That a journalist would misrepresent people of religion is not a new phenomenon. Within the context of this episode of hurtful mis-information, I am grateful to our President Dr Deidre Palmer for clarifying the unity and diversity within the Uniting Church: https://crosslight.org.au/2019/05/27/uca-reaffirms-same-gender-marriage-stance/. In line with Uniting...

All around the world followers of Jesus are celebrating the church season of Easter. They are celebrating the strange, unexpected heart conviction that death and violence do not have the final word: that in Jesus - the humble, holy, human face of God - risen life is stronger than all deathliness and death dealing. However, while we celebrate this conviction, this...