"Our Father" in the Lord's Prayer has had a chequered journey, Ian Harris suggests that today it works best as a springboard for meditation.
Faith and reason
Dunedin has a great pace of life. My old home city of London is quite different, writes Adam Dodds.
Ron Gilder ponders Christianity and its role in society.
Let's talk about joy, writes Lynne Taylor.
God or Godde? He or she? Does it matter, so long as people are comfortable with whatever they decide? For those to whom God is an important concept, is there anything important at stake in the...
Are we doing enough for others asks Jenny Black.
Be like the sun, urges Ian Harris. It offers a great starting-point for your new year resolutions.
Peter Sara writes on appealing to emotions, not reason.
Amid all the tinsel and wrapping paper, Christmas is also a religious festival, writes Tim Cooper.
There's more to Christmas than celebrating the birth of Jesus, says Ian Harris. His mission statement should lie at the core.
The 'freedom' of euthanasia brings a raft of issues and unintended consequences, writes Richard Dawson.
James Harding explains why we must remember World War 1 and why it is imperative we find a way to learn from the costly follies of the past.
A hundred years on, it's time to lay World War 1 to rest and focus on constructing peace, suggests Ian Harris.
Welcoming others, no matter who they are, is a vital part of a good and just society, writes Paul Treblico.
Spirituality has emerged as a force on America's political left - and long may it prosper, says Ian Harris.
Who we are is more important than how we look, writes Ivan Grindlay.
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...
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.