A prominent atheist author has challenged atheists to imitate purposefully the strengths of religions, notes Ian Harris.
Faith and reason
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.
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.
The reality of promiscuity is that it leaves people more empty and broken, believes Mark Smith.
Ian Harris explains how conceiving of God beyond theism gets beyond the apparent arbitrariness of life and death.
Any attempt to find solely human solutions to the world's problems ignores the lessons of history, writes Lyndon Weggery.