Simon Smart

Resource Library

Big Questions

- Atheism [89]
- Miracles [8]
- Suffering and Evil [34]
- Violence [34]
- World Views [30]

World Religions

- Buddhism [6]
- Christianity [340]
- Hinduism [4]
- Islam [19]
- Judaism [10]

Science & Faith


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

Society & Politics

- Belief [176]
- Contemporary Society [355]
- Economics [27]
- Education [15]
- Environment [12]
- Justice [121]
- Politics [67]


The Arts

- Film & TV [77]
- Literature [42]
- Other [23]
- Visual Arts [9]

Lives of Faith


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Life & Faith: Long Live

Doing good is actually good for you. Stephen Post explains why.

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Life & Faith: Notes on Blindness

An unusual new film tracks theologian John Hull’s experience of losing his sight.

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The meaningful universe

A Christian physicist and an atheist filmmaker look for answers together in a new documentary.

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Life & Faith: Ten Commandments

John Dickson explains how ten ancient instructions have shaped Western ideas about the good life.

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Life & Faith: Field Hospital

The role of the church in today’s metaphorical battlefields is to heal wounds - not inflict them.

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Creativity and transcendence

Tim Winton describes creative pursuits as “food for the human spirit”.

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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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