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Mission-Ready (or not)

Author Rev Dr Andrew Dutney. Photo by the Uniting Church in Australia, National Assembly.

The Basis of Union may have been completed in the late sixties but it provides an ongoing instrument of renewal and encouragement. Rev Dr Andrew Dutney reflects on the Uniting Church in Australia’s foundational document’s past and what it offers us in the present. It’s no secret I’m a fan of the Basis of Union. But I also realise that it ...

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Letters November 2015

Letters to the editor graphic by Uniting Communications.

Power of plain language I loved the moderator’s comment about needing the “power of the Spirit” to interpret some financial reports (“The Spirit is abroad in the world”, October 2015, page four). For example, the article on page 18 of the October edition tells me (as one who sits in the congregation) what the current financial position of the Synod ...

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Moved by the Spirit

Rev Dr Wendi Sargeant is acting director of Trinity College Queensland.

The Uniting Church is not widely known for being pentecostal or charismatic, but that doesn’t mean the Holy Spirit isn’t part of our theological DNA, writes Rev Dr Wendi Sargeant. As young theological students, we loved it when a minister retired and donated books to the Trinity students to scour for relevant knowledge for the next assignment and to add ...

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The Spirit is abroad in the world

"Did you know the Holy Spirit is inside us, Billy?" [Billy looks at his stomach fearfully]

A couple of weeks ago, one Friday night, the youth group from St Stephen’s Roman Catholic Church in Brisbane hit the streets. They introduced themselves to people and told them that the cathedral was open for prayer; that they were welcome to go in, pray about something that was on their mind or troubling them, and light a candle as ...

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