Easter Message from the President

“Do Not Be Afraid.” On the very first Easter Sunday, these were the first words Jesus said to his disciples after his resurrection.

In the face of this joyous news, how did they respond? They cowered in fear. Some couldn’t believe their eyes and doubted.

“Do Not Be Afraid.” It’s as though Jesus knew what kind of a response his resurrection would provoke in his disciples. Fear, panic and disbelief are all familiar responses to us today too. How often in our lives do we respond this way, when the truth is staring us in the face? Continue reading

Easter Message from the President

“Do Not Be Afraid.” On the very first Easter Sunday, these were the first words Jesus said to his disciples after his resurrection.

In the face of this joyous news, how did they respond? They cowered in fear. Some couldn’t believe their eyes and doubted.

“Do Not Be Afraid.” It’s as though Jesus knew what kind of a response his resurrection would provoke in his disciples. Fear, panic and disbelief are all familiar responses to us today too. How often in our lives do we respond this way, when the truth is staring us in the face? Continue reading

The Things that Matter: Affordable Electricity

We in Australia are fortunate to live in a prosperous country. Yet despite our strengths and values, millions of people accessing our social services continue to struggle to live a decent life. Poverty and disadvantage are a stubborn reality for some people. Deep seated systemic issues and other barriers conspire against many people who live well below the poverty line. Continue reading

Reaching the summit on education

Edmund Hilary couldn’t have reached the summit of Mt Everest 60 years ago without Sherpa Tenzing Norgay and their support crew. The recent Moderator’s Summit on education for discipleship and leadership would probably not have reached quite the same degree of participation, trust and open sharing without the skills and thoughtfulness of facilitators Peter Kaldor and Naomi Nash from New River. Continue reading