Simon Smart

Resource Library

Big Questions

- Atheism [92]
- Miracles [8]
- Suffering and Evil [40]
- Violence [35]
- World Views [34]

World Religions

- Buddhism [8]
- Christianity [347]
- Hinduism [4]
- Islam [19]
- Judaism [10]

Science & Faith

Ethics

- Business [9]
- Medical [18]
- Sexual [25]

Society & Politics

- Belief [183]
- Contemporary Society [374]
- Economics [30]
- Education [15]
- Environment [13]
- Justice [132]
- Politics [78]

History

The Arts

- Film & TV [80]
- Literature [43]
- Other [24]
- Visual Arts [10]

Lives of Faith

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A Public Book

Why the Bible is more than a religious text - it’s a book that gives meaning and unites people.

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Son of a Communist

As Mongolia turned from communism to democratic rule, this man turned from atheism to faith.

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Why Bother with History?

David Bebbington on the pleasures, the uncertainty, and - yes - the utility of the study of history.

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Two Years to Live

Phil Camden has Motor Neurone Disease but hope lights his path in the shadow of death.

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Street Pastors

Showing love to the vulnerable, drunk and disorderly on the streets of Melbourne.

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What is an evangelical?

David Bebbington’s definition of this controversial movement is the one most used by historians.

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The Long Shadow of Slavery

A confronting - and deeply personal - look at the roots of racial division in the US.

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Healing After Abortion

Putting aside the politics to talk about the real struggles some men and women face after abortion.

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Silence

A Jesuit priest finds himself in an unexpected role as consultant on a Martin Scorsese film.

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Another Day in Paradise

Facing the death penalty, Myuran Sukumaran chose to create art that pointed to redemption and hope.

Image: The Sacred Fragility of Life: Tim Winton, Faith and Fundamentalism

The Sacred Fragility of Life: Tim Winton, Faith and Fundamentalism

Simon Smart reflects on the life - and faith - of one of Australia's most beloved writers.

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Things You Cannot Prove

Alister McGrath, one of the world’s leading historians of science, explodes some common assumptions.

Image: How the pain of Scorsese’s Silence mirrors the ‘hard and bitter agony’ of Christmas

How the pain of Scorsese’s Silence mirrors the ‘hard and bitter agony’ of Christmas

Simon Smart reflects on darkness, faith and suffering at a usually upbeat time of year.

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Life & Faith: Nativity

You can still expect the unexpected from the familiar story of Jesus’ birth.

Image: Life & Faith: A Sunburnt Country

Life & Faith: A Sunburnt Country

Snapshots of faith from the sweeping plains of outback Australia.

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