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Next Gen Aris(ing)

Next Gen Aris(ing)

Now in its fifth year, Next Gen Arise (NGA) continues to support young people from all nations in the church to develop leadership, build networks and corporately worship Jesus. Emma Nicholls meets with NGA’s Project Officer Va Tuilovoni to see what her team and their wide network of supporters have planned for the initiative in 2020. Next Gen Arise has ...

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Wellsprings of hope in a scorched land

Wellsprings of hope in a scorched land

This report is adapted from Uniting Church in Australia Assembly media sources with additional information by Journey writers in the Queensland Synod. Heartbreaking images and stories of the unfolding bushfire crisis were the backdrop to late spring and summer across Australia. Many of the affected communities and properties in Western Australia, the southern states and Tasmania, and up to New ...

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Jesus, light of the world

Jesus, light of the world

Rev Shane Kammermann reflects on the life-giving light of Jesus, illuminating the darkest places in a broken world and surprising and blessing us beyond comprehension. The first words of God recorded in the biblical narrative are “Let there be light”. From those first words, creation emerges with goodness, order, purpose and life extending right down through the ages. A history ...

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From Mount Gravatt to the United Nations

From Mount Gravatt to the united nations

Southside Uniting Church member Caitlyn Robinson has been selected as one of six young women from around the world to attend the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women conference later this month as part of the Girls’ Brigade International’s Delegation of Hope team. Ben Rogers reports on Caitlyn’s remarkable achievement and how the Brigade has been crucial for ...

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Too Much, Too Young

Too much, too young

Trinity College Queensland is delighted to welcome Melinda Tankard Reist as the speaker at its next Trinity Unplugged event. Journey reports. Melinda is well-known internationally for her tireless advocacy for girls and women in relation to sexualisation, objectification, pornography, exploitation and gender-specific violence. She is co-founder of Collective Shout, an independent not-for-profit campaigning for a world free from sexploitation in ...

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Called to be a house of prayer for all the nations

What does it mean to be One Church? Four Queensland Uniting Church members share inspirational stories of how multicultural church enriches our faith, our worship and our fellowship. Language that speaks to the heart My name is Carla Cristine Diniz and I am from Brazil, a country where people worship deeply. I grew up in church and I was always ...

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Beyond expectations

As we enter the Christmas season and reflect on the birth of our servant-king, what are your expectations of God and how God operates in the world? Trinity College Queensland Principal Dr Paul Jones takes us on a whirlwind tour of the Bible to chart God’s subversive interactions with humanity that culminate in a revelation that goes beyond all human ...

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Activating faith in a new generation

Simon Gomersall—Director of Activate (Gap Year Program) at Trinity College Queensland—sat down with students towards the end of the year-long program to reflect on their experiences. Activate is for people between 18 and 30 years who want to study theology and apply their learning in real-world contexts. Students complete a Diploma of Ministry, undertake numerous life-skill programs, develop ministry skills ...

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Unlocking the secrets of autoimmune disease

Faith Works Uniting Community in Brisbane member Professor Ranjeny Thomas, Arthritis Queensland Professor of Rheumatology and Head, Immunology Programme at the University of Queensland Diamantina Institute, talks about work, worship and women in leadership. What drew you to the field of immunology? I am a clinical rheumatologist and I have always been fascinated to uncover how life-changing autoimmune diseases like ...

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The gift of hope, hand-delivered to remote Aussies

Felipe Beltran reflects on our wonderful Uniting Church bush chaplains who minister to those living in remote Australia. I caught up with Frontier Services bush chaplain Pastor Cain Hartigan and his wife Jacki at the Birdsville Races earlier this year. We talked about the needs of people in the Cunnamulla-Burke and Wills Remote Area, where rural communities are losing key ...

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