Tag Archives: March2017

Stepping out in faith: planting a new congregation in the city

Duncan Barlow, pastor at Toowong Uniting Church. Photo: Ben Rogers

There’s more to creating a new congregation than adding a new time slot to the church sign and putting out the tea and biscuits. Dianne Jensen talks to Duncan Barlow, pastor at Toowong Uniting Church, Brisbane about what it takes to build a healthy Christian community. After seven years with the Church Missionary Society (CMS) in Indonesia, Duncan Barlow and ...

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The times they are a-changin’

Queensland Synod moderator, Rev David Baker. Photo: Ben Rogers

The ancient Greeks had two words for time: chronos and kairos. Chronos is the passage of ordinary time; hours, days, months, years, however we measure that mysterious quality. Kairos is the idea of time as being of significance; that quality of a period of time that holds a more profound significance than any other time. “It was the right time,” ...

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March 2017 Journey now available

March 2017 Journey now available. Photo: Chris Ellinger

When we use the term “youth”, to whom are we really referring? I’ve had discussions with people in the church who would consider those under 40 as “youth”, others seem to think the under 20 brigade best fits the term. For what it’s worth the United Nations defines “youth” as those persons between the ages of 15 and 24. Whatever ...

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