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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.

Image: How can I be better? Having better conversations is a good place to begin

How can I be better? Having better conversations is a good place to begin

Natasha Moore reflects on racism, bigotry, and how real change comes about.

Image: The power of music is a path to God

The power of music is a path to God

Barney Zwartz ponders the relationship music bears to spiritual reality.

Image: Nick Cave and the trauma that stopped him telling stories

Nick Cave and the trauma that stopped him telling stories

Matt Andrews reviews a harrowing new film about an artist in transition.

Image: Religion in the Media: How has it changed, where is it going, why does it matter?

Religion in the Media: How has it changed, where is it going, why does it matter?

Barney Zwartz reflects on his long career in journalism - and the future of religion reporting.

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