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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: 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: The role of faith before the firing squad

The role of faith before the firing squad

Simon Smart considers what Andrew Chan's faith gave him in life, and when facing death.

Image: Why Stephen Fry’s Complaint Against God is Unconvincing - if you’re a Christian

Why Stephen Fry’s Complaint Against God is Unconvincing - if you’re a Christian

Evil, suffering, and faith: John Dickson walks us through the logic of the Christian position.

Image: Fry v God: the comedian’s concerns aren’t new

Fry v God: the comedian’s concerns aren’t new

Simon Smart responds to Stephen Fry's remarks about God and suffering that went viral.

Image: Evolution, God and the problem of evil

Evolution, God and the problem of evil

Simon Conway-Morris on why he accepts evolution and how he reconciles it with belief in a good God.

Image: Life and Faith: War

Life and Faith: War

100 years on from the start of World War I how do we remember and interpret what happened?

Image: Easter, My Lai and the Mysterious Victory of the Cross

Easter, My Lai and the Mysterious Victory of the Cross

Simon Smart on the mysterious victory of the cross over evil.

Image: Life and Faith: Violence against women

Life and Faith: Violence against women

World Vision Gender Advisor Michelle Lokot discusses efforts to wipe out gender-based violence.

Image: Girls off the Streets

Girls off the Streets

Roger Seth discusses how his organisation seeks to help girls rescued from sex slavery.

Image: Rape as a Weapon

Rape as a Weapon

Author and peace advocate Lynne Hybels discusses the innocent victims in the Congo's civil war.

Image: Tree of Life

Tree of Life

Justine Toh discusses the Palme d'Or winning Tree of Life from director Terence Malick

Image: Faith still comforts in times of turmoil

Faith still comforts in times of turmoil

Simon Smart examines the disappearance of faith language from public discourse.

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