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Lenten Devotional Series

A wide variety of ministers and members within the Uniting Church have provided reflections for Lent.

This attractive resource is especially helpful for personal use and reflection. 

 

A reflection on the Sydney Siege

Defending the Good: Christianity and the Roots of Religious Liberty

Reverend Peter Kurti explores the theme of the 2014 ACC Conference Truth, Faith and Freedom in a Hostile World in this keynote address on Friday 12 September 2014, providing a helpful reflection of the challenges faced by religious believers in an age when secularism is widely, if incorrectly, understood to stand for the exclusion of all religion from the common arena of life - the arena sometimes known as ‘the public square'. Peter outlines how this push to exclude religion helps to explain some of the hostility with which believers increasingly need to contend. 

To speak, or not to speak up?

George Glanville comments on the increasingly difficult topic of when to speak (and on what)

The Road Trip that Changed the World

A Rewview of THE ROAD TRIP THAT CHANGED THE WORLD: Mark Sayers (2012, Moody Press).

Pat Noller reviews this strategic and reflective account of our culture, using the context of the novel On the Road by Jack Kerouac (published in 1957).

 

We Have Seen a Great Light - Advent Resource

Singing the Lord’s Song Part 1

Martin Bleby, an Anglican minister has been involved in pastoral ministry and teaching for forty years. He chronicles the discovery of the freedom he found in the Cross and Resurrection of Jesus, in a biographical book published by New Creation Teaching Ministries,The Vinedresser: An Anglican Meets Wrath and Grace. Martin presented this paper at the 2012 ACC Annual Conference held in Adelaide. It is included here in two parts. An edited version was published in the February 2013 edition of ACCatalyst.

Singing the Lord’s Song Part 2

Martin Bleby, an Anglican minister has been involved in pastoral ministry and teaching for forty years. He chronicles the discovery of the freedom he found in the Cross and Resurrection of Jesus, in a biographical book published by New Creation Teaching Ministries,The Vinedresser: An Anglican Meets Wrath and Grace. Martin presented this paper at the 2012 ACC Annual Conference held in Adelaide. It is included here in two parts. An edited version was published in the February 2013 edition of ACCatalyst.

Inaugural Robert Iles Lecture

More than 140 people gathered at Burnside City Church on November 7 to hear the inaugural Robert Iles Memorial Trust Lecture.
The lecture - the first in a series of five that will be presented annually - was the brainchild of the Robert Iles Memorial Trust and is a way of honouring issues close to Robert's heart and continuing his passion for the renewal of the church.
Professor Brian Edgar of Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky, USA presented an outstanding lecture entitled ‘A Tale of Two Cities' which discussed the relationship between Christ and culture; in other words, he delved into what the church needs to take into consideration when seeking to represent the gospel and share the love of God with the world.
He shared some provocative insights about what it means to know how to behave as a Christian in the Christian community we call ‘church' while also addressing the crucial context of the church's responsibilities within society as a whole.
Refreshingly, Professor Edgar addressed the issue of what Christians should reasonably expect from society at large and addressing the attitudes which can both hinder and help the renewal of the church and spreading the gospel. The full version of is available in a pdf format (click here)

Or in full word version - as web pages (note the lecture is 8150 words)

The Robert Iles Memorial Trust was honoured to have among the lecture attendees, Max Champion - Chair, Assembly of Confessing Congregations within the Uniting Church in Australia, Rob Williams - Moderator, Uniting Church in South Australia, representatives from Uniting College, Tabor College, and churches across South Australia.
The Iles family would like to thank the Trust and all those who attended the lecture. We know Robert would have been proud.

Discipleship and Evangelism DVD Series

The ACC Discipleship and Evangelism Commission have produced a series of conversational DVDs, suitable for congregational, small group or lenten studies. In each DVD, 3 or 4 UCA ministers discuss a topic and questions. A study guide is also provided.

For the study guide - download from the website. For the DVD please contact the ACC office: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

or contact your local ACC Congregation if you are a member.