Kerry Enright puts recent Irish and Scottish decisions about equal marriage in a wider context of Church discussions.
Faith and reason
Climate change presents a crisis of faith, writes Bruce Hamill.
The basis for hope lies outside us and is centred in Jesus, writes Christopher Holmes.
The great creeds of Christian orthodoxy have outlasted their usefulness, writes Ian Harris. So give them a decent burial.
When it comes to the media, churches appear to be regarded as a free fire zone, where anything goes, writes historian and theologian Peter Matheson.
The 'freedom' of euthanasia brings a raft of issues and unintended consequences, writes Richard Dawson.
Behind the waves of terrorist extremism afflicting the world today lies a pathological dualism, writes Ian Harris.
Is it normal human response to the disappointments of life to yearn for something more? Such emotion is engendered in us from our earliest years by those childhood stories where the heroine arrives just in time or the "force" comes to save the day.
Is the theory of evolution a fairy tale, and what really is the value of "scientific interpretation"? Boundless knowledge does not seem to have brought us any closer to solutions for life's fundamental needs, argues Mark Buckle.
A brief glance at newspapers or a few minutes of TV news or radio headlines inevitably tell us of disasters and tragedies from New York to Somalia, from European air space to Haiti. Often people...
I am overseas watching an 8-year-old demonstrating her piano drills. She has made good progress due to hard work and the motivating hope of one day playing as well as her big sister. I have just...
In the wake of the anguish and despair of the Christchurch earthquake, Stu Crosson offers reasons for hope.
It is a question that refuses to go away. How can the God of Love allow such suffering as witnessed across the globe and, closer to home, in Christchurch? David Bernhardt explores the conundrum.
Ian Harris explains how conceiving of God beyond theism gets beyond the apparent arbitrariness of life and death.
As Easter looms, Stuart Crosson urges people to come to Christ in faith and experience the joy of being declared "not guilty".
Fr Brian Fenton believes the issue of gay marriage comes back to children and their need for both a mother and a father.
The observation of Childermas, Herod's ''slaughter of the innocents'', may be a festive season tradition worth dropping, for lack of evidence, argues Ian Harris.