This week at Sydney Uni Bible Studies we are learnt all about the book of Micah as part of our series on the Minor Prophets from the Old Testament. In the book Micah announces that God's justice is coming in order to create a new future of love and faithfulness on the other side of Israel's sin and exile. Continue reading
At the University of Sydney, our Monday Bible study is looking at the Minor Prophets. This week, we looked at the prophet Jonah (yes thats the guy who got swallowed by a giant fish!). The book of Jonah is a subversive story about a rebellious prophet who despises God for loving his enemies. Continue reading
Being gay and a Christian often feels like I’m constantly having to justify a series of contradictions to people. There’s an expectation that it’s difficult for me to be gay in a Christian environment, but in fact, in my social and dating life these days I spend more mental and emotional effort coming out to people as Christian than I do coming out as gay. Continue reading
On 21 March, members and friends of Christian Students Uniting took part in the Books Not Bombs rally at Sydney University. The rally was aimed at raising awareness regarding funding cuts to education by the federal government, who are also looking to increase military production and spending. Continue reading
Community, friendship and shared values are really important to me. At a time when I was feeling particularly vulnerable in my early 20s, Epworth House gave me a safe place to be myself and to continue my studies. My housemates and I would bond over Netflix, cooking, conversations about life in your 20s and what it means to follow Jesus. Continue reading
In his 2017 Christmas message, Rev. Simon Hansford, (the Moderator of the NSW/ACT Synod of the Uniting Church) says that at Christmas we are welcomed into God's own heart and in turn God asks us to extend that welcoming hospitality to those in our community and beyond. Watch the video here!