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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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Go beyond, but start here

UnitingWorld’s Cath Taylor reflects on expectations and transformations over the Christmas period and how the journey towards positive change is life-long, relational and hard won. There’s an assumption about “poor people” that gets splashed around this time of year, when many of us are celebrating and feeling a tad guilty about it. It shows up in the face of the ...

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Summer 2019 edition now available

Having recently welcomed a new addition to our family, the Wesley Hospital in Brisbane became a temporary home away from home in October as my newborn acclimatised to his new world. Given some of the team at the Wesley read this magazine hopefully they’ll see this message: a big thank you to all the team for their care, expertise and ...

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Christmas Bowl celebrates 70 years

The Christmas Bowl has been a Christmas tradition for Australian churches for seven decades, a reminder that Christians can change the world when we act together for peace. Journey reports. It’s been 70 years since Rev Frank Byatt placed an empty bowl on the Christmas dinner table, asking his congregation to support refugees in war-ravaged Europe by making “a generous ...

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Crafting community, one stitch at a time

The Hatton Vale Happy Crafters at Hatton Vale Community Uniting Church are using their creativity to serve others and model the love of God. Dianne Jensen reports. The busy parking lot at Hatton Vale Community Uniting Church is the first indication that the Hatton Vale Happy Crafters are both happy and thriving. Inside, there’s a buzz of conversation and the ...

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The hope that goes beyond our expectations

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

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 The theme for our 2019 Christmas campaign is “Beyond expectations”. So, I’ve been doing some thinking. What is the Lord’s plan for me? What is the Lord’s plan for the ...

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The JourneyOnline alternative Christmas shopping guide

A recent news report suggested that Queenslanders will spend $9.7 billion at retailers over the Christmas season. Yes, you read that right: $9.7 billion. But if you don’t fancy fighting for carparks at your local shopping mall or spending hours surfing the internet for the best online deals, Journey has put together some Christmas gift ideas that will help the ...

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