I love radio. I love listening to informed interviews, as I learn about science, philosophy, politics and history. But at times, when the conversation turns to religion, the assumptions that drive these conversations are based on superficial renderings of Christianity (and perhaps other religions too, but I can only speak from deep knowledge about Christian faith). I once heard Phillip Adams on...

  While political leaders like President Trump may seek to claim Christ as their Lord, when they embody power in ways contrary to Christ, they are, in actuality, taking the Lord’s name in vain. This is because in Jesus the Christ our whole understanding of power is deconstructed, despite the fact that often those in the church, as well as those beyond...

As the new year begins to unfurl I would like to share with you a blessing from a thinker whose work I have found enriching at various points in my life. John O’Donohue’s writings, blessings and poems go far beyond easy answers.  Here the depths, the suffering, the joy and the complexities of life are acknowledged and attended to with sensitivity...

Over the last few weeks appalling images of suffering have been beaming into our homes from Syria. We see innocent people caught in the crossfire of devastating violence. Human ugliness is on full display in this violence and our hope can be drained. However, at the same time, people from across different faiths and cultures are also responding with compassion and...

Christmas Eve - Saturday 24 December Amidst the busyness take some moments for rest, reflection, prayer. Anytime between 2pm and 4pm at Richmond Uniting. Christmas Day - Sunday 25 December 9am Worship celebrating the birth of Jesus the Christ. If you have been to church often or not at all you are welcome....

At Richmond Uniting as we journey to Christmas, we are inviting people to to write their prayers in chalk on our stairs: the Prayer Stairs. All kinds of people have been responding to this invitation and now our stairs are covered in prayers. There are prayers for the planet, for loved ones, for peace, for happiness, for no wars, for a...

When I was 17 I went to my first NCYC, a big national youth convention, hosted by the Uniting Church. It was amazing to travel from Victoria to Queensland with a diverse range of people, and once there, to hang out with some two thousand other young people who were also interested in the Jesus way. Here there was space to talk...

Whether or not you attend worship regularly, you may have some familiarity with what is called 'The Lord's Prayer'. It is often shared in wedding services and funeral services.  It is prayed - or recited - at Parliament House each day that Parliament sits, and it is prayed during worship in churches around the world, across Christian traditions, wherever Jesus communities...

Thousands of Australians are concerned about the way in which successive Australian governments have responded to, and continue to respond to,  people seeking asylum in Australia. Not only are people concerned, they are expressing their concern in non-violent acts of resistance. Christians from a wide variety of denominations are continuing to peacefully and creatively protest the intentionally dehumanising and cruel practices of...

At Richmond Uniting we have a pattern of reading books together and discussing them. We reflect together on what surprises us in our reading, what we disagree with, what resonates for us, what challenges us and what this book might mean for our own faltering attempts at living as followers of Jesus, both personally and as a community. In recent times...