Simon Smart

Resource Library

Big Questions

- Atheism [88]
- Miracles [8]
- Suffering and Evil [34]
- Violence [34]
- World Views [30]

World Religions

- Buddhism [6]
- Christianity [339]
- Hinduism [4]
- Islam [19]
- Judaism [10]

Science & Faith


- Business [9]
- Medical [16]
- Sexual [24]

Society & Politics

- Belief [175]
- Contemporary Society [353]
- Economics [27]
- Education [15]
- Environment [12]
- Justice [120]
- Politics [67]


The Arts

- Film & TV [74]
- Literature [42]
- Other [23]
- Visual Arts [9]

Lives of Faith


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Life & Faith: Beyond Belief

Hugh Mackay’s latest book explores the role of religion in finding meaning and purpose in life.

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Life & Faith: By The Book

Suffering from a broken heart, or a broken leg? Reading a book may be the cure you’re looking for.

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Life & Faith: Exceptional

Marilynne Robinson on the beauty, ingenuity and tragedy of the human person. 1

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Life & Faith: A Religious World

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

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Life & Faith: Music and the Mind

How a music professor uses playlists and sing-a-longs to engage people living with dementia.

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Artist God

Where does creativity fit within the flourishing human life?

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Life & Faith: On Terror

Looking beyond the global threat of terrorism to the local, everyday reality of extremism and fear.

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Life & Faith: Adoption

Determining the best interests of a child in adoption is a complex balancing act of ethical issues.

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Life & Faith: Good Grief

A songwriter and a philosopher contemplate death, loss and what it means to grieve well.

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Not for Kids

Liz Walker is helping children navigate a porn-filled world.

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Life & Faith: Leadership, Justice and Creativity

Creativity is for everyone and adults can enjoy fairytales too, according to Ken Wytsma.

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Friendship and faith

Stanley Hauerwas talks about how we cope with not having all the answers.

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Life & Faith: Museum of the Bible

The world’s best-selling book is getting its own museum - of biblical proportions - in Washington.

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Life & Faith: Disagreeing Well

Navigating a polarised political culture takes goodwill and humility, according to Scott Sauls.

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Opiate of the masses?

Brian Grim explains what happened when communist countries tried to stamp out religion entirely.

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