We are shaped by the past and moulded by myths, writes Tim Cooper.
Faith and reason
Is sport morphing into a new religion? It shows traits, writes Ian Harris, but it can never be the real deal.
The nature of community in the early church has lessons for today, writes Prof Paul Trebilco.
The great creeds of Christian orthodoxy have outlasted their usefulness, writes Ian Harris. So give them a decent burial.
There is more to life than being on the highest step of the Olympic podium, writes Pastor Mark Smith.
Ron Gilder writes about the God who surprises.
You could almost be forgiven for thinking life on Earth right now was part of an X-Men movie.
Christians can and must find our own do-able ways of serving God by caring for the beautiful Earth God created, writes Lynne M. Baab.
In a time of transition, is the timidity of the clergy killing the church? asks Ian Harris. Where does loyalty lie?
Rather than self-assertion, Jesus requires self-denial, writes Adam Dodds.
Why did his parents worship an evil God, Peter MacKay wonders.
Should New Zealand introduce a change in law to permit some form of "medically assisted dying'', asks David Tombs.
Our national political discourse needs to change, couching the rhetoric of economic imperatives within concern for the common good, writes Ian Harris.
Give thanks and, above all else, teach your children gratitude, the Ven Stu Crosson urges.
Several incidents provide a metaphor of what the Christian faith should be about, writes Peter Strang.
The Bible can help us face harsh realities in our own society, writes James Harding.
New Zealand is potentially a role model for religious diversity in the world at large, Ian Harris writes.
We are all refugees, the Rev Richard Dawson writes.
Yes, it is about sin, writes Lyndon Weggery.
The basis for hope lies outside us and is centred in Jesus, writes Christopher Holmes.