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June 2016 Journey now available

June Journey now available

Come 2 July, Australians will be making the journey to the ballot box to decide who will represent them in Canberra. It’s easy to be cynical about the process: throughout the community there’s a serious trust deficit with our political elite, to the point where cronyism, lies and corruption elicit a shrug and an apathetic remark, “well, that’s politics for ...

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May 2016 Journey now available

May 2016 Journey

Welcome to the May edition of Journey and my first in the editor’s seat. I’d like to acknowledge the fine work of my predecessor, Rohan Salmond who produced a magazine that truly lived up to its core mandates: to inspire, to provoke and to engage. The major question I ask myself as I settle in the role is, “What kind ...

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April 2016 Journey now available

April Journey 2016 masthead. Elderly man (Everald Compton) looking at the camera through an iPad.

The award-winning film Spotlight left viewers wondering why the voices of those who were systematically abused by priests in the Boston archdiocese were not heard for so long. This is a reminder that mainstream voices can easily shout down those who do not fit our preconceptions of what is normal and desirable. This edition has a lingering theme of acknowledging ...

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March 2016 Journey now available

March Journey 2016 masthead. Worn teddy with a old bag on a welcome mat.

While Christmas is the time we celebrate God dwelling among creation, I would argue Easter is the ultimate expression of Emmanuel—God with us. I attended the Let Them Stay protest at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in February. That night it wasn’t clear if the immigration department would forcibly remove baby Asha from the hospital, and the demonstration was the largest ...

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February 2016 Journey now available

The February 2016 masthead of Journey magazine.

Lead and share I’ve been fortunate to have grown up in schools and churches that have taken deliberate steps to cultivate and mentor young leaders. It’s been a great help to me over the years. On page four the moderator talks about leadership in a non-hierarchical Uniting Church context. Far from absolving us of the need for strong leaders, it ...

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December 2015 Journey now available

Journey 2015 masthead

The December 2015 edition of Journey is now available. Re-emphasising Christmas It feels good to get to the holiday season; after a long year it’s time to take a break over Christmas and New Year. You did a good job. Good on you—you deserve it. It’s a privilege that as Christians we are given time off to observe Christmas. You’ll get Christmas ...

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November 2015 Journey now available

The November 2015 edition of Journey is now available to read and download. Plant a little seed “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” It’s a “Greek proverb” that’s been doing the rounds on Facebook recently (so who knows where it really comes from) but I had to think about it ...

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October 2015 Journey now available

The October edition of Journey magazine is now available to download. The heart of community When I was in Sunday School, it was drilled into me that church is not a building, it is a community. Church can happen anywhere, “wherever two or three are gathered in my name”. It is a body and a family which grows and changes, reflecting Christ’s love ...

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September Journey now available

September Journey masthead.

Jesus feminism The Uniting Church is unusual in a number of ways—one of them being its wholehearted embrace of women’s ordination. The Uniting Church has ordained women since union, as did its constituent denominations before that. We stick out among Australian churches in this regard; while other denominations ordain women, few Australian churches match the Uniting Church in their conviction ...

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