Murray Grimwood wonders what kind of "religion" demands such fervent allegiance to concepts and creeds such as "infinite growth" and "GDP".
Faith and reason
There was a time when political intrusion into religion was the norm - and one hugely positive outcome of that was the King James Bible, writes Ian Harris.
Where does the male sexual panic, the profound, ingrained fear of free women that infests all the Middle Eastern monotheisms come from, asks Gwynne Dyer.
As Anzac Day approaches, Fr Brian Fenton, of Wanaka, reflects on the horror of war but also the need to defend values and freedom.
Richard Dawson reflects on the virtue of work, paid or otherwise.
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.
What does it all mean? Ian Harris explores the concept.
What do we mean by ''God'', asks Ian Harris.
Maurice Andrew considers, as Christmas approaches, what peace on Earth might mean for us today.
Knowing God is the antidote to our identity crisis, Mark Smith writes.
A summertime Christmas gives us the opportunity to remember Jesus' birthday in fresh ways, writes Lynne Baab.
New Zealand is potentially a role model for religious diversity in the world at large, Ian Harris writes.
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.
Andrew Bradstock considers the value and future of the Commonwealth and how Christian faith and hope can help to make the world a better place.
If only . . . !