There are situations where helping someone to die must be a moral option, writes Ian Harris. But only out of love, after all else has failed.
Faith and reason
Knowing God is the antidote to our identity crisis, Mark Smith writes.
Many scholars are now more convinced about the historical reliability of the Gospels than was the case a generation ago, writes Prof Paul Trebilco.
His eternal relational loveChristian faith confesses God is relational and God is love, writes Adam Dodds.
Kerry Enright puts recent Irish and Scottish decisions about equal marriage in a wider context of Church discussions.
The Holy Spirit is God's empowering presence, writes Lynne Baab.
The Australian drug traffickers did wrong. But in killing them, punishment triumphed over grace, writes Ian Harris.
RichardDawson ponders the similarities and differences between New Zealand's extraordinary cricket win over South Africa and the Gospel's good news.
Forgiveness is the hardest option but also the surest path towards healing, writes Ian Harris.
God is concerned about a rebellious world determined to go its own way, writes Ivan Grindlay.
Cancer can offer an opportunity to prepare for death by sorting priorities and living at depth, writes Ian Harris.
Peter Sara notes that Islam, unlike Christianity, was founded by a warrior.
Our postmodernist ears are firmly glued shut, writes Peter Matheson.
Why do our New Year's resolutions fail, asks Mark Smith.
Maurice Andrew considers, as Christmas approaches, what peace on Earth might mean for us today.