Peter Sara writes on appealing to emotions, not reason.
Faith and 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.
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.