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UCA Reflections

The DNA of the UCA

Peter Bentley reflected on the Uniting Church at the Queensland ACC Regional meeting held in March 2017 in the context of the 40th Anniversary of the UCA.

Note: the specific Queensland comments have been mostly deleted, but they helped to provide a significant time of question and comment after the presentation. 

UPDATE ON THE “FUTURES” OF THE UNITING CHURCH IN AUSTRALIA

Dr Keith Suter revisits his significant work on the Future of the Uniting Church, arising from his PhD thesis for the 40th Anniversary of the Uniting Church (June 2017). Dr Suter's first article raising this important area for reflection was published in ACCatalyst December 2014.

Report on marriage discussion at the 14th Assembly

A Brief account of the theology of marriage proposals discussion at the 14th Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia.

Note: A printable pdf version of the report is available click here 

ACC response to Uniting Church Marriage Paper

Christ, Marriage and the Uniting Church

Rod James reflects on the implications for the Uniting Church if the Church moves to change its theology of Marriage.

Marriage and Gnosticism

This paper by Max Champion provides a helpful overview of many of the issues in the current same-gender marriage discussion within the church. The full pdf version is available here.

ACC responds to UnitingJustice Submission

Sacred Union Ceremonies: How gnostics mimic marriage

Helping Marriages in Australia

Peter Bentley considers how churches can encourage and support marriages in an increasingly alien environment.

The Future of Marriage