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Image: Life & Faith: A Religious World

Life & Faith: A Religious World

To be irreligious is to live as a stranger in this world, says Dutch philosopher Evert-Jan Ouweneel. 1

Image: How do we find joy at a funeral?

How do we find joy at a funeral?

Simon Smart reflects on how we cope - or fail to cope - with death.

Image: Life & Faith: Modern Myths

Life & Faith: Modern Myths

Justine Toh and Natasha Moore discuss some of the stories we tell ourselves about who we are.

Image: The meaning of suffering

The meaning of suffering

Barney Zwartz reflects on blessing, misfortune, and the "providence" of God.

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.

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