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The Basis for Continuing

Over the years, the Basis of Union has introduced the Uniting Church to a language of faith that is Christocentric and optimistic, and yet flavoured with humility and grace. And with this new language system, The Basis of Union has also given us a...


“My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus' blood and righteousness” a hymn believed to be written in 1834 by Edward Mote, a Baptist minister. Lovely sentiment, but is it this really how most of us would define our hope?

Remember Lot’s Wife

Having lived a life of intimate involvement and vital necessity - a life of women’s work - she stands as a monument which cries out in distress to heaven. For, as Gunn writes, “salt is [also] tears, anguish for the women and children of Sodom.”