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Lives of Faith

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Image: Do we have the faith to change the world?

Do we have the faith to change the world?

Natasha Moore ponders the role of conscience in Scorsese's film Silence - and our own lives.

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.

Image: Fifty Years Without the Death Penalty, Australia Should be Grateful

Fifty Years Without the Death Penalty, Australia Should be Grateful

Richard Shumack reflects on justice and hope, 50 years on from the last execution in Australia.

Image: Why Australians will never let go of Christianity

Why Australians will never let go of Christianity

John Dickson says religion has always been heavily contested in Australia - but its appeal endures.

Image: Spiritual instruction shows we must respect and ‘honour’ Donald Trump

Spiritual instruction shows we must respect and ‘honour’ Donald Trump

Barney Zwartz considers a counter-intuitive response to the election of President Trump.

Image: Flip the script

Flip the script

The Christmas story, explained in terms of what psychologists call "non-complementary behaviour".

Image: Piercing the Sadness: How God Resolves the World’s Discord

Piercing the Sadness: How God Resolves the World’s Discord

John Dickson reflects on sadness at Christmastime - and the promise of joy.

Image: A voice in the void

A voice in the void

Natasha Moore on Christmas broadcasts past, from angels to the birth of radio and Apollo 8.

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.

Image: What would Jesus think of Christmas today?

What would Jesus think of Christmas today?

Barney Zwartz ponders the place of rest, consumerism, and wonder in the modern Aussie Christmas.

Image: Truth and Consequences: How Christianity Shaped the West

Truth and Consequences: How Christianity Shaped the West

Natasha Moore reviews Nick Spencer's book, The Evolution of the West.

Image: Donald Trump and cognitive dissonance

Donald Trump and cognitive dissonance

Barney Zwartz warns about what happens when the church gets friendly with power.

Image: Churches aren’t business and they still deserve a tax break

Churches aren’t business and they still deserve a tax break

Natasha Moore explains why tax exemptions for religious organisations still make sense.

Image: Underneath are the everlasting arms

Underneath are the everlasting arms

Barney Zwartz on what the Bible has to offer us in times of uncertainty, anxiety and change.

Image: Greed can take over before we realise

Greed can take over before we realise

Brian Rosner reflects on love, trust, and our relationship to money.

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