Australian Literature, Religion and Culture: an Educational Perspective.

James Tulip wrote this important essay as The Inaugural Victor J. Couch Lecture for the Catholic College of Education Sydney on December 6, 1988. James was at this time both an Associate Professor of English Literature and the Chairman of the Board of Studies in Divinity at the University of Sydney. Click on the link below … More Australian Literature, Religion and Culture: an Educational Perspective.

Sermon Advent 1: 29 November, 2015 at Leura UC

Sermon Advent 1: 29 November, 2015 at Leura UC Our subject today is ‘hope’. A small four letter word but one on which worlds are built. To hope is to ‘look forward to’, ‘to expect with desire’, ‘to anticipate’, ‘to suppose’, ‘to expect’. Then in 1 Corinthians 13: 13 hope stands alongside faith and love … More Sermon Advent 1: 29 November, 2015 at Leura UC

Sermon Advent 1: 29 November, 2015 at Leura UC

Sermon Advent 1:  29 November, 2015 at Leura UC Our subject today is ‘hope’.  A small four letter word but one on which worlds are built.  To hope is to ‘look forward to’, ‘to expect with desire’, ‘to anticipate’, ‘to suppose’, ‘to expect’.  Then in 1 Corinthians 13: 13 hope stands alongside faith and love … More Sermon Advent 1: 29 November, 2015 at Leura UC

Interfaith Prayer

                                         Interfaith Prayer          O Holy Spirit, Spirit of the Land ! You have moved across the face of Australia And formed from its dust a rolling brown land: You come to us in our bright sunlight, in our blue skies and in rain  that works miracles. We sing your praises. Your Spirit moves … More Interfaith Prayer

David Malouf’s Australian Spirituality

David Malouf’s Australian Spirituality In November 2008, David Malouf was awarded the Inaugural Australia-Asia Literary Award in Perth, an award given by the West Australian Government for the best writing in Australia and Asia.  It is worth $110,000, and was given for Malouf’s book, The Complete Stories, a collection of his short fiction in prose.  … More David Malouf’s Australian Spirituality

The First Commandment? Ruth’s Way, Jesus’ or Paul’s?

Blackheath Uniting Church – Service 1.11.15 Call to Worship Invocation: O God, our God, how great you are.  On this first day of the week we celebrate your creation of the world and all that is in it.  On this first day of the week you raised Jesus from the dead.  On this first day … More The First Commandment? Ruth’s Way, Jesus’ or Paul’s?