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Friday’s religion wrap

Photo of a magnifying glass over an open Bible.

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week. “Miraculous” praise for escape from blaze The Express reports on a blaze in a Serbian church that left everything destroyed except the faces of Jesus Christ, John the Baptist and Saint Peter on icons. While some were impressed by the apparent miracle there may be a more mundane reason behind the facial ...

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Social Responsibility Review – 22 May

What’s coming up Pray for our Pacific All are welcome to attend an Ecumenical Service to conclude the upcoming forum on climate change displacement, at St John’s Anglican Cathedral, Ann St Brisbane, on Sunday 27 May, 11.30am. The guest speaker will be Rev Tafue Lusama, General Secretary of the Congregational Christian Church of Tuvalu. There will be a celebration lunch to ...

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Easter Madness? More like Easter Radness

There’s nothing quite like throwing a bunch high schoolers into an action-packed weekend of worship, adventure and fun! Easter Madness 2018 brought together over 150 high schoolers, leaders and helpers from across Queensland to grow in faith, friendship and community. Emma Holmes reports. It’s hard not to just say “you had to be there!” in trying to grasp the overwhelming ...

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Moderator’s Musing – 21 May

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

Last Sunday I had opportunity to visit Moggill Uniting Church for their 150th anniversary. It was the congregation that gave me tremendous opportunity in ministry, backed me, encouraged me and forgave me! Uncle Des from the Yuggera peoples welcomed us with stories of European and Indigenous interaction. My heart was warmed by the vitality of this congregation over the years. It ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

Photo of a magnifying glass over an open Bible.

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week.      Parent not sub-scribing to Mohammad’s class  The Christian Post reports on one West Virginian parent’s fury at his daughter being asked to practise writing the Islamic declaration of faith in Arabic calligraphy at school. The conservative Christian Rich Penkoski has made contact with his daughter’s school, Mountain Ridge Middle School, ...

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Social responsibility review – 16 May

What’s coming up National Reconciliation Week This year from 27 May until 3 June, learn more about Indigenous culture and histories, to share that knowledge and help us grow as a Church and a nation during National Reconciliation Week.  “Don’t Keep History A Mystery: Learn. Share. Grow” explores history hidden just beneath the surface, ready and waiting to be uncovered. ...

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Moderator’s Musing – 15 May

Current Queensland Synod moderator, Rev David Baker.

This Friday, at Karana Downs Uniting Church, the Synod Ecumenical Relations committee is hosting a retreat on the theme, “Being Uniting in a polarising world” (10 am–4 pm; you’re welcome!). We thought it a fitting reflection in the world-wide Week of Prayer for Christian Unity that culminates in Pentecost this coming Sunday. Bringing a unifying power to the diversity of ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

Photo of a magnifying glass over an open Bible.

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week.     Less than Marvel-lous preaching causes movie chaos The Christian Post interviews the pastor who caused a stir at an Avengers movie screening by loudly preaching during the end credits and subsequently causing chaos when people thought he might be a gunman. Michael Webber claims he often evangelises at movie theatres but ...

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Book review: God is bigger than Google

After being admitted to hospital following a serious fall, retired Uniting Church minister Anneli Sinkko used the time to write her latest spiritual memoir God is bigger than Google and explore her own relationship with Jesus. Queensland Synod’s Director of Mission Strategy Scott Guyatt and his daughter Riley Guyatt review. The introduction to retired Uniting Church minister Anneli Sinkko’s book ...

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Social responsibility review – 10 May

What’s coming up #Nakba70 – solidarity with Palestine May 15 is when Palestinians and their supporters commemorate The Nakba (Arabic: The Catastrophe) where in 1948 up to 800,000 people were displaced and many were killed. This year marks 70 years of ongoing Nakba, with continued displacement in Jerusalem, imprisonment of Palestinians and the horrific blockade of Gaza forefront. There will ...

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