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Ian Willis

Ian Willis

Dr Ian Willis is a long-term lay preacher at TUC.

Ian has a deep commitment to prayer and regularly gives his time to pray with preachers and worship leaders before worship services each Sunday.

Ian is also a writer and historian.

Friday, 02 March 2018 16:50

Be persuaded; be convinced

Romans 8:1–2, 26–39

Persuade’ is a word we often use. If we say someone has persuaded us to do something, we mean they’ve induced us or talked us into doing it. For example, “My doctor persuaded me I ought to exercise more.” Sometimes we’re persuaded or induced against our will or our better judgement.

There’s a whole vast industry given over to persuasion of that kind. It’s called ‘advertising’; and in our commercial, consumerist society it’s one we encounter every day. Each time you open a newspaper or turn on the TV, someone will be there trying to persuade you to spend your money.

Sunday, 28 January 2018 12:24

The Resurrection and the Life

 John 11:1–45

 ‘Resurrection’ is a term we often use rather loosely to indicate that something inactive or disused has been revitalised. For example, we jokingly refer to a ‘resurrected’ garment, one we haven’t worn in a while but, with a nip and a tuck, might still be fashionable enough to wear. What we really mean is ‘rejuvenated’, ‘refashioned’, ‘made over’ or any one of various other synonyms for renewal. That, however, is not the sense in which we heard ‘resurrection’ used in the reading from John 11 this morning. In John 11, ‘resurrection’ means just one thing — the restoration of a dead person to life, bringing back to life a person who has died, the dead person resurrected being Jesus’s much loved friend Lazarus.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017 12:05

The True Vine

What image do you see in your mind when I say the word ‘vine’? A scarlet-runner bean clambering upwards along a tall garden stake, ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’-style? Ivy clinging to some ancient wall? A passion fruit adding colour to a garden as it climbs a veranda-post? Or
a grape vine extending its tendrils along a trellis?

Tuesday, 04 July 2017 12:30

The Good Shepherd and his sheep

One of my favourite Australian folk songs starts with the line, “Oh, the springtime it brings on the shearing”. It’s one of many that shearers sing to celebrate their contribution to the economy. Their job is to cut the national wool clip, which last year totalled 325,000 tonnes. That’s over 1.6 million bales, each weighing an average 200 kilograms.

Monday, 04 July 2016 12:21

The Bread of Life

How do prefer to eat bread? Sliced multi-grain, lightly toasted and spread with marmalade? French baguette, thickly cut, with raspberry jam? Crusty loaf fresh from the oven, with melting butter and vegemite?
Yes, bread comes in many shapes, sizes, styles and flavours. Many of us eat it every day in some form or another. No wonder it’s called the ‘staff of life’ — a staple food the world over. And little wonder that much of the world’s agricultural land is given over to growing the grain to make the flour comprising about 60% of the mass of any loaf of bread.

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Comrie Street
Wanniassa ACT 2903

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Erindale Centre ACT 2903 



About Our Church

Our faith community began in 1975 as a small ecumenical gathering of people who settled in the new Canberra township of Tuggeranong. We have grown with the Tuggeranong Community, and our parish centre is the hub for our work, as a place of worship, of gathering, fellowship and ministry.

We come together for authentic and Christ-centred worship. While we worship in a variety of styles, we share a common focus on faithfully listening for God’s Word and sharing His kindness and compassion with others. We express our love for God and others through a range of ministries, and connections with our community.

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