At times of uncertainty, one of the things we need most of all is what nourishes and enriches us within, writes James Harding.
Faith and reason
We have heard the word "unprecedented" a lot in recent times as normality has taken a back seat during the pandemic, Graham Ashby writes.
Covid-19 provides us with an opportunity to think afresh about what the world should look like, writes Murray Rae.
What is our human place in the grand scheme of things — if indeed there is a scheme at all? Carl Sagan, quoted by The Observer (ODT, January 9, 2020), wrote of our "posturing", "imagined self...
Christmas raises great theological questions. Who is God and what is God like? How does God make things right in a dark world? Where is Jesus and what he is doing?
Ian Harris looks back on 16 years of columns in the Otago Daily Times and commends the role of faith, properly understood, in our secular world.
It is a curious, and somewhat alarming, observation that our "metamodern" age is one characterised by anger, conflict, and retribution. Indeed, much is being written about things like "rage culture...
The power of forgiveness converted the bitterest of religious enemies in Nigeria into champions of peace and tolerance. Ian Harris reports.