Letters

Letters March 2017

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To drink or not to drink To drink or not to drink is an individual decision hopefully based on factual information. While the alcohol policy from the 23rd Queensland Synod is admirable, the effect of alcohol in human suffering, family violence, child abuse, neglect and poverty as well as cost to industry and the community must be highlighted.  I do ...

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Letters February 2017

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Searching for Jehova My name is George Harper and I am a reader of every issue of the Journey. I read it because I am interested in what individuals write about their interest in spiritual matters. I have never seen in any portion of Journey the name Jehovah, yet when I was a young boy we went to a Methodist ...

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Letters December 2016

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More memories at the Crossroads  Just to add to Rodney Boyce’s plea (“To the editor”, November 2016 edition) for a future reference to Crossroads in Journey. In January 1978 I left as minister of a country parish in Queensland (we were refugees from Bjelke) to take up the position of “Christian Education Officer” for the (then) Uniting Church in Australia ...

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Letters November 2016

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That’s us in the corner? The title of the secular band R.E.M.’s 1991 hit single “Losing my religion” was supposedly taken from a southern United States expression meaning “At my wit’s end”, as if things were going so bad you could lose your faith in God. So what has this to do with Rev David Baker’s statement that Australia has ...

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Letters October 2016

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Cartoonification of Noah’s Ark I was shown a copy of the August edition of Journey. My attention was immediately aroused by the cover image for the very good reason that Creation Ministries International has just produced an article in our latest issue of Creation magazine that focused on the cartoonification of Noah’s Ark. It was sad to see the perpetuation ...

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Letters September 2016

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Fundamentalism and progressivism Last month’s Journey made me thankful for my Trinity Theological education once again. Lecturers like Rev Dr Geoff Thompson helped us navigate the extremes of Christianity exemplified by Ken Ham (fundamentalism) and Val Webb (progressivism). Both positions are responding to the same perceived problem. Both make the same mistake. Both bow to the idol of the enlightenment—science—mistakenly ...

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Letters August 2016

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Looking at the recent Journey (July 2016 edition) I am concerned at the apparent level of support for ‘feminist’ agendas. I have no problem with women seeking jobs but I wonder whether the headline should have read “Smashing the glass floor”. I feel there is such a pandering to status-seeking in feminist ‘conversation’ which does a disservice to the faith. ...

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Letters June 2016

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Disappointing that your excellent article on Julie McCrossin (June 2016 edition) brought in the denominational issue. Sydney Anglicans’ ideas are represented in one wing of our Uniting Church, while Rev Dorothy McRae-McMahon is represented on another. Those of us somewhere in the centre thank God for our Christian fellowship with both wings. I don’t have any worry about your excellent ...

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Letters April 2016

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Well done, Margaret Referring to your article in February Journey regarding 2016 Australia Day Awards recipients, I would like to advise that Mrs Margaret Buchanan was awarded the Ipswich City Council Senior Citizen Award for 2016. Margaret has been a church member since 1951. She has been involved with music programs for residents at Lauriston Nursing Centre from 1972, firstly ...

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Letters March 2016

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Super exemption call self-serving I was interested to read about Uniting Church ministers wanting to be exempt from the government’s changes to superannuation (“Not so super: Retirement incomes slashed”, February 2016, page five). What makes them think that they are alone in this? Many of us will be affected by the changes. Let’s all be exempt! This change is a measure ...

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