There is no room for a supernaturally neutered Christ, argues Peter Sara in response to an earlier ''Faith and reason'' column.
Faith and reason
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.
Ian Harris reflects on the mystery of both our individual significance and insignificance.
Adam Dodds rejects the view that religions are more or less the same.
Fundamental Right or liberal Left, Ian Harris examines the denominational differences that mark the US election.
Stewardship of resources, rather than social justice, is the key religious principle in the United States presidential election, writes William McKenzie.
Ian Harris considers the tension between where Christians' evolving faith is taking them and where their churches seem to be stuck.
New Zealand finds itself in desperate need of a moral reformation that will only be brought about by attending to the character development of our children, writes Stuart Crosson.
Producing goods for the free market while earning less than a living wage can mean a crushing unfreedom for workers, writes Ian Harris.
Religion in the United States election campaign is more a matter of values than denominations, writes Diane Winston.
Humility, tolerance and respect for others are core values in any religion worthy of the name, writes Ian Harris.
Richard Dawson reflects on the virtue of work, paid or otherwise.
Fr Brian Fenton believes the issue of gay marriage comes back to children and their need for both a mother and a father.
Ivan Grindlay contemplates indebtedness that goes beyond finance and explains how that debt is forgiven.