IanFerguson

About Ian Ferguson

Ian is the Minister of the Word at Brunswick Uniting Church

Beginning or End?

An Advent reflection inspired by the film Arrival. In the season of Advent we begin with the end. Why? Is there anything helpful for us in this tradition when it comes to holding our own beginnings and endings?

By | 2017-12-05T01:27:19+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Categories: Sermon|Tags: , |0 Comments

Positions Available

Brunswick Uniting is an outward looking Christian community in the heart of Melbourne’s inner north. We strive to be an inclusive community, ever growing in faith, and working for justice, peace and reconciliation. We are looking to fill three roles in our ministry team: Children and Families Worker, Youth Worker and Student Support Worker. [...]

By | 2018-02-23T04:17:27+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Categories: BUC Stories, Ministry Stories, Olive Press|0 Comments

Hitchhiking and Pastoral Care

Reflections on the ministries of Hospitality, Compassion and Community Building. The Brunswick Uniting Church has a threefold vision for Pastoral Care. We believe that a pastorally sensitive community provides safe places to explore, question, and doubt, [it] provides a theology of journey rather than arrival (Pastoral Care vision document 2014 p.7). This reflection explores what this might [...]

By | 2017-11-15T04:06:20+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Categories: Sermon|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Smashing Idols

What are the idols that get between us and God? And if we smash those idols with the hammer of active prayerful faith, letting go of the easy answers, false hopes, and brittle certainties of idolatry, what are we left with? A reflection on Exodus 32  

By | 2017-10-17T06:21:16+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Categories: Sermon|Tags: |0 Comments

The River of Life

Exodus 1-2 - a reflection on the way God's salvation flows into our world The birth of Moses and his infant deliverance is like a Christmas story for the people of Israel - it is the birth of salvation, the birth of freedom and healing and life and love. As at Christmas, the story [...]

By | 2017-08-30T04:26:16+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Categories: Sermon|Tags: , |0 Comments