You could almost be forgiven for thinking life on Earth right now was part of an X-Men movie.
Faith and reason
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.
Stripping the notion of punishment out of Easter opens the way back to its true meaning, writes Ian Harris.
We need to be reminded lest we forget, writes Ivan Grindlay.
It is stupid to argue whether Jesus' death was for theological or political reasons, for what we discover of God in Jesus Christ integrates both and transforms all our knowing and all relationships, Selwyn Yeoman writes.
Despite the statistical decline of Christianity in New Zealand, there is also encouragement, Tim Cooper writes.
Is Easter really about Jesus being punished for the sins of humankind? Ian Harris doesn't think so.
Be aware of the counterfeits and the fakes, however they are dressed, Peter Sara writes.