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Lives of Faith

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Image: Christmas story offers hope of resilience against all odds

Christmas story offers hope of resilience against all odds

Simon Smart asks suffering believers around the world what Christmas means to them.

Image: Harshness of first Christmas story a good fit for our troubled times

Harshness of first Christmas story a good fit for our troubled times

Justine Toh challenges the idea that Jesus' birth is a "nice" story, divorced from harsh reality.

Image: In defence of the nativity play

In defence of the nativity play

Even if the Christmas story were a myth, that's no reason to ignore it, writes Natasha Moore.

Image: Can we truly forgive?

Can we truly forgive?

Barney Zwartz asks whether the Christian idea of forgiveness is relevant, or even possible, today.

Image: Incredible moral courage needed for true faith

Incredible moral courage needed for true faith

Barney Zwartz writes about the ferocious integrity of the Russian pianist who stood up to Stalin.

Image: Monkey on our Back: Unravelling the Evolution “Myth”

Monkey on our Back: Unravelling the Evolution “Myth”

Natasha Moore calls out the unscientific ways we talk about human nature and the distant past.

Image: So religion makes you meaner? Not according to the evidence

So religion makes you meaner? Not according to the evidence

Simon Smart considers a recent study that suggests religious kids are more judgmental than others.

Image: Life & Faith: Serving those serving their country

Life & Faith: Serving those serving their country

On Remembrance Day, Michael Gladwin sheds light on the role of army chaplains then and now.

Image: No wonder believers and sceptics disagree – they use different definitions

No wonder believers and sceptics disagree – they use different definitions

What does "faith" mean? According to a recent survey, depends on who you ask.

Image: Life and Faith: Are the kids alright?

Life and Faith: Are the kids alright?

Psychologist Collett Smart on the lives of young people and how faith can foster their wellbeing.

Image: Think Religion is Detrimental to Mental Health? Think Again

Think Religion is Detrimental to Mental Health? Think Again

The data suggests that religion may actually be very good for you, writes John Dickson.

Image: Christianity is dying out? Don’t count on it

Christianity is dying out? Don’t count on it

If reports on Christianity's demise are right (and that's a big if), it will be greatly missed.

Image: Whose Religion? Which Secularism? Australia Has a Serious Religious Literacy Problem

Whose Religion? Which Secularism? Australia Has a Serious Religious Literacy Problem

Secularism ensures space for all faiths and none, not the removal of faith altogether.

Image: Life and Faith: Believers Besieged

Life and Faith: Believers Besieged

Mike Gore of Open Doors Australia talks about the persecution of Christians around the world today.

Image: Changing times won’t remove place of Christianity in people’s hearts

Changing times won’t remove place of Christianity in people’s hearts

Reports of the expected demise of Christianity in 2067 are greatly exaggerated, says Barney Zwartz.

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