Hello, I'm Matt!
I’m a theology student at Pilgrim Theological college, part of the University of Divinity in Melbourne, Australia. I have a keen passion for the preached Word, and theological reflection that resources public theology. I also help manage a church-based social enterprise café.
About the Blog...
This blog is a place to record what I’m learning. Whether my sermons, reflections on life and study, or contributions to my formal study - I’m currently working on a short thesis on Schleiermacher. I try to connect my theological reflections to the issues facing myself, my church (the Uniting Church in Australia), and the world.
A sermon given at Ascot Vale Uniting Church on the 18th of November.
1 Samuel 1.4-20
A sermon given at Ascot-Vale Uniting Church on October 14, 2018. The readings were: Job 23.1-9, 16-17; Mark 10.17-31.
A sermon delivered at Manningham Uniting Church October 7, 2018. The focus text was Hebrews 1.1-4; 2.5-12.
This rambling comes out of a conversation with a very dear and close friend. Historical accuracy not guaranteed.
Here is the text of the sermon preached at Ascot Vale Uniting Church on the 23rd of September, 2018, but also the liturgy that I prepared for the service. In case it’s of interest to people. (I have added a couple of explanatory notes throughout.)
Recently Uniting Church in Australia (UCA) minister, and church historian, Rev. Dr. Avril Hannah-Jones published an article about the decision of the UCA’s 15th Assembly in regards to marriage. Without setting aside the strengths of Hannah-Jones’ article, there are a few concerns I feel it is appropriate to raise.
A sermon preached at Manningham Uniting Church on the 5/8/18, on the Transfiguration - in dialogue with Raphael’s depiction of this story.
Someone asked me for a more fully fleshed out account of my views on marriage and sexuality, from a theological perspective.
"Forgive them Father, for they know not what they do."
This not so brief piece is my response.
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