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Adrian Plass; "The Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass: Adrian Plass and the Church Weekend" (Hodder & Stoughton). Photo: Supplied.

Adrian Plass: Honest to God

At the tail end of a two-month speaking tour of Australia, Ashley Thompson catches up ...

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Alex Baker with UnitingWorld's Diocese of Durgapur representative Nita Pyne.

Position vacant: modern missionary

Dr Livingstone, I presume? Forget images of formally clad white missionaries venturing into deepest Africa, ...

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Garage sales at Chermside Kedron Comunity, Sherwood Uniting Church and Paradise Point Uniting Church.

How to run great garage sales that deliver the goods

Every weekend someone, somewhere is having a garage sale. And who can resist the allure ...

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Single stick men and women. Graphic by Holly Jewell.

Not drowning, waving: Singles and the church

Singles make up more than half of the people in churches, yet they are often ...

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Edinburgh: a Fairtrade city. Photo: Supplied

Trading fair for the future

One of the appealing characteristics of the Uniting Church is the passion many members have ...

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Current Queensland Synod moderator, Rev David Baker.

On the road again

Later this month some 350 people of the Uniting Church in this state will gather ...

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Minister graphic by Holly Jewell.

Five ways to care for your minister

Ministry is a hard gig, and it’s becoming more and more complex. Human resource consultants ...

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Longreach minister Rev Jenny Coombes. Photo was supplied.

Counting the cost of disaster

Longreach minister Rev Jenny Coombes provides insight into how we can care for people in ...

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Anne Wiazemsky. Photo: Supplied.

The Trial of a Country Donkey: Au Hasard Balthazar

Noted for his austere formal style and unique approach to performance, French filmmaker Robert Bresson ...

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Rachel McAdams, Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo play a team of Boston Globe reporters. Photo by Kerry Hayes and Open Road Films.

Breaking the silence

Sometimes it takes an outsider to notice something everyone else doesn’t want to see. It’s ...

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Cover of Blessed and Called to be a Blessing: Muslim-Christian Couples Sharing a Life Together by Helen Richmond. Photo by Regnum books 2015.

Making peace starts at home

When Michelle and Yusef chose to embark on life together as a married couple, some ...

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The Anonymous Leader: An Unambitious Pursuit of Influence (cover). Author: Ralph Mayhew (2015). RRP: $24.99

Power without glory

Leadership, it seems, is the new black. Whether in politics, sport, culture or the church, ...

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