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Lives of Faith

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Image: The Joy of Creation

The Joy of Creation

Justine Toh marvels at what goes into the making of the perfect violin.

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: 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: Life & Faith: Only the Dead

Life & Faith: Only the Dead

Reporting on war from Afghanistan and Iraq Michael Ware was confronted with the “heart of darkness".

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: 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: Only the Dead

Only the Dead

Reporting on war from Afghanistan and Iraq, Michael Ware confronted the "heart of darkness".

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: 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.

Image: Denying their dignity: Hutchinson and SMS dismissal

Denying their dignity: Hutchinson and SMS dismissal

Paul Kidson explores the ethics - and indignity to employer and employee - of being sacked by SMS.

Image: Gayby Baby: A missed opportunity to model healthy conversation

Gayby Baby: A missed opportunity to model healthy conversation

Justine Toh on what was lost in the controversy over the Gayby Baby screening ban: robust debate.

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