Christmas raises great theological questions. Who is God and what is God like? How does God make things right in a dark world? Where is Jesus and what he is doing?
Faith and reason
Ian Harris looks back on 16 years of columns in the Otago Daily Times and commends the role of faith, properly understood, in our secular world.
It is a curious, and somewhat alarming, observation that our "metamodern" age is one characterised by anger, conflict, and retribution. Indeed, much is being written about things like "rage culture...
The power of forgiveness converted the bitterest of religious enemies in Nigeria into champions of peace and tolerance. Ian Harris reports.
What does it mean to be a priest — or to be a baptised Christian — in the modern world?, asks James Harding.
Outrage and a rush to judgement dominate the space opened by Israel Folau's tweet about homosexuals and hell. Ian Harris asks: What does that tell us about ourselves?
Languages and all our cultures have equal value and can be used to praise God, writes Paul Treblico.
Today the House of Islam occupies a space somewhere between the old world and the new, say a current and a former muslim, and choices must be made. Ian Harris reports.