Adam Dodds reflects on power, character and leadership.
Faith and reason
Reading the gospels as parables immediately unhitches them from obsolete literalism, writes Ian Harris.
Ken Baker says religious bigotry can be ''put to bed''.
Receiving the message of Easter involves understanding and making sense of the justice and mercy of God, writes Stuart Crosson.
Ian Harris is haunted by a phrase in the Lord's Prayer, ''Give us this day our daily bread''.
Religion stripped of divinity is a nonsense, writes Mike Horder.
Ian Harris believes secularists as well as the churches need to rethink the place of religion in the modern world.
Paul Holmes was like you and me, writes Richard Dawson. He was getting away with as much as he possibly could.
Any true religion for this age must fit the way we see reality today, writes Ian Harris, quoting New Zealand theologian Sir Lloyd Geering.
God as symbol points to what is best and highest and deepest in human experience, writes Ian Harris.
We are not part of random events spiralling out of control, writes Ivan Grindlay.
It is open to us in the modern world to reconceive God as a powerful symbol, writes Ian Harris.
British survey results showed a decline in those who regard themselves as ''Christians'' and New Zealand's upcoming census may well bring the same result, writes Ian Harris.
There is no room for a supernaturally neutered Christ, argues Peter Sara in response to an earlier ''Faith and reason'' column.
The observation of Childermas, Herod's ''slaughter of the innocents'', may be a festive season tradition worth dropping, for lack of evidence, argues Ian Harris.
The Christmas story gets told differently by each generation but the fundamental plot remains unchanged, writes John Roxborogh.
A secular Christian faith interprets Jesus as a man whose life makes total sense within this world of space and time, writes Ian Harris.
Mark Smith discusses the reason for the Christmas season.
World View columnist Gwynne Dyer writes that there are yet more reasons to be aware of our cosmic insignificance.