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Offerings to God

"Offering"’ means to most Christians, "the collection". Gifts of money during public worship. These vary between a tithe and a tip. The amount isn’t a true measure. A widow at the Temple giving all, and Dives, the rich man in hell, are part of the reckoning. Suburban churches have changed. Sunday morning choir and Sunday evening worship – these have ...

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Reflections on

Introduction Contentious issues arising from Assembly Resolution 84 are not confined to biblical, theological and ethical domains. The UCA publication – Sexuality and Leadership in the Uniting Church – contains a range of thoughtful searching material which should not be minimized or downplayed. However, I am aware of a dimension to the debate which, so far as I can tell, ...

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Valuing Our Heritage

Valuing Our Heritageby Noel AdsettCopyRight Publishing Co.RRP $27.50 Valuing Our Heritage is a scholarly work. It is well written; it is meticulous in its historical detail. It is heart-warming in its very human biographies of ministers. At the same time, it captures the dynamic spiritual ministries that the denominations brought to the city as well as to their congregations. With ...

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2005 Australian Christian Book of the Year Awards

Hinduism , Buddhism , Judaism , Christianity and Islam are compared, in the winning title for the Australian Christian Book Awards. “A spectator’s guide to world religions: an introduction to the big five” by John Dickson (Blue Bottle Books) is the 2005 Australian Christian Book of the Year. Presenting a clear, accessible, and unbiased presentation of the major faiths, the ...

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Rev Dr Ian Gillman obituary

Another founding father of the Uniting Church died on 3 July. Rev Dr Ian Gillman, aged 78, was an eminent scholar, author, teacher, preacher and liturgist. Well known for his wicked sense of humour, Dr Gillman came to Brisbane in 1962 to the Presbyterian Church’s Emmanuel College Theological Hall, having accepted the position of Professor of Theology and Lecturer in ...

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96five Cancels Mega Rush 2005 at Dreamworld

For the past three years, 96five has organized the annual Mega Rush at Dreamworld, an end –of year youth event providing young people with a safe and positive event. 96five have decided not to proceed with Mega Rush, due to Dreamworld’s association with the Big Brother program. As a station committed to family values, any association with this year’s Big ...

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Micah takes on Live8

Over one thousand people attended the live broadcast of the Live8 concert at the Southbank Piazza in Brisbane to celebrate White Armband Day on July 2. Organised by the Queensland working group of the Micah Challenge and Oxfam, the event drew people, young and not so young, to make a stand against poverty. Queensland Synod Social Responsibility Advocate Ms Heather ...

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YACMU staff grow skilled youth leaders

The South East Queensland Youth leader Training Weekend has scratched an itch for practical hands on training in youth ministry for forty youth leaders gathered from around the south east corner. Youth and Children’s Ministry Unit Director, Michael Jeffrey, was really encouraged by the level of the commitment of the leaders to their training. "There was a real buzz around ...

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