New Zealanders have this week been celebrating the fact that on September 19, 1893, New Zealand became the first country in the world to recognise and enshrine in law the prerogative of women to...
Faith and reason
The current euthanasia debate poses two key questions, says Ian Harris. Where does respect for life lie? And what does love require?
"There is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known and brought to light."
Freedom of expression must be freed from expressions of contempt, writes Derek Alan Woodard-Lehman.
On Saturday, July 7, people gathered in the Knox Church park. They were protesting the separation of children from their families at the US border.
Heard about Jonah and the whale? The stroppy Jew tossed overboard into the Mediterranean, swallowed by a sea monster, then vomited on to a beach?
Jenny Beck distills wisdom from the years.
Who is God and what is God like? asks Christopher Holmes.
Not all the prophets are biblical and ancient, says Ian Harris. Israel has its modern equivalents.
This column has been called "Faith and Reason'' for some time now, begging the question: Are the two related?
When it comes to the media, churches appear to be regarded as a free fire zone, where anything goes, writes historian and theologian Peter Matheson.
Earlier this month we learned of the immediate closure of the Fortune Theatre. This sad news rightly released deep-felt responses of regret and sorrow.
It is a self-evident truth that all men are created equal, that they have certain unalienable rights, and that among those rights are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Ian Harris (ODT 13.4.18) reminded us about Stephen Fry's immoderate outburst about God on Irish Television. Had he mentioned Allah or Mohammed instead, it would likely have resulted in some ...
Why do American evangelical Christians support President Donald Trump, asks Lyndon Weggery.
Whatever else we may say about him, President Donald Trump is a significant disrupter.
It's been open season for flicking away the few remaining public signs that this was once a Christian country.
Two news stories coming out of Australia have been making the headlines in recent weeks. One relatively trivial matter, and one with deeply disturbing consequences.
Easter mysteries no longer seem to have a hold on our collective imagination, even among some of those who claim to be Christian, writes James E. Harding.
Billy Graham's death last month sends Ian Harris on a trip down memory lane.