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What is the Uniting Church for?

“On hearing that I was a minister she responded by telling me that no one in her family has ever had any contact with religion. I suspect she and her family are far from alone. This is the post-Christendom world.”

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Context and Contingency

“It is about engaging with others, being corrected by them, identifying biases and prejudices, keeping each other away from parochialism, nudging each other towards the articulation of a common faith, and holding each other to account in the name of the gospel.”

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Ferment, Change and the Church’s Vocation

“For surely this is the most demanding calling of the church – to be a community of grace, forgiveness, friendship, mercy, humility, sacrifice and hope. Some of our neighbours will accept it, some will reject it. The church’s vocation is to live it.”

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Resurrection - Interpretation and Impatience

“First, a question is placed over Jesus’ life. At the time of his death Jesus had changed nothing. The temple was still in place. The Romans still ruled. The poor were still poor. The God whose overturning of the world’s injustices he had confidently predicted was silent.”

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