We really do live in a universe without purpose, writes Lawrence M. Krauss.
Faith and reason
The God of the fanatics is part of the problem rather than the solution in the Middle East, writes Ian Harris.
Mark Buckle writes about the hungry soul.
Why does faith persist, asks Ian Harris.
As Anzac Day approaches, Fr Brian Fenton, of Wanaka, reflects on the horror of war but also the need to defend values and freedom.
A prominent atheist author has challenged atheists to imitate purposefully the strengths of religions, notes Ian Harris.
As Easter looms, Stuart Crosson urges people to come to Christ in faith and experience the joy of being declared "not guilty".
The rebuilding of Christchurch's Anglican cathedral provides an opportunity to affirm Christianity in a way that is part of the new world rather than the old, writes Ian Harris.
Peter Lyons reflects on lessons on life learned from his father.
There are some lessons to be learned from a former Buddhist monk about nudging religion into the modern world, writes Ian Harris.
As the university year begins, Richard Dawson writes that knowledge is never an end in itself.
Religion is evolving as more Jews and Christians come to embrace what they share, writes Ian Harris.
Religious commitment is a powerful inspiration to act for social justice, writes Andrew Bradstock, of Dunedin. Today, the Salvation Army releases its 2012 "state of the nation" report.
What best serves the common good, asks Ian Harris as he reflects on the outrage at unbridled capitalism and greed.
The foundations of our economy and national pride are being challenged, yet we insist on looking anywhere for solutions, rather than upwards, writes Ivan Grindlay.
The emergence of the Progressive Christianity movement gives hope for a "rethinking" of churches' attitudes in the 21st century, writes Ian Harris.
There was much for Christians and non-Christians to learn from the wisdom of political leader Dr Russel Norman, writes Ian Harris.
What is a Christian?, asks Peter Sara.
So what if there was a hint of scandal about Mary, says Ian Harris. The hope for a messiah was kept alive even through flawed human beings in Jesus' lineage.