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We need to avoid an escalation of rhetoric which would only polarise our society along religious and ethnic grounds. Here,freedom should ideally be balanced with honest self-criticism.
by Tristan Ewins - 13/01/2015 - 35 comments
Politicians and some Church leaders have mouthed platitudes about Islam being a religion of peace and portraying those who murder in its name as betraying the ideals of Islam.
by Babette Francis - 12/01/2015 - 186 comments
The question this essay addresses is whether there is a form of worship that is more faithful to the gospel than any other.
by Peter Sellick - 7/01/2015 - 20 comments
Does the Uniting Church have much of a future? Churches seem to be in decline in Australia and so why should the Uniting Church be spared?
by Keith Suter - 31/12/2014 - 9 comments
How we regard the world, and sexuality, has been long a vexed issue for religions, but a phenomenological approach to religion potentially allows us to celebrate a more aesthetic approach to life.
by James Page - 30/12/2014 - 7 comments
The Jesus mythicists are a group of enthusiastic atheists who through websites and self-published books try to prove the equivalent of a flat earth.
by Mike Bird - 30/12/2014 - 66 comments
'The harmony of natural law ... reveals an intelligence of such superiority that, compared with it, all the systematic thinking and acting of human beings is an utterly insignificant reflection.'
by Rowan Forster - 24/12/2014 - 59 comments
The gospel writers are, in a sense, coming to terms with those 4 feet and 8½ inches they had about themselves in their encounter with God in Jesus.
by Craig Thompson - 22/12/2014 - 17 comments
Jesus went by himself or with his disciples 'into a mountain' to pray, to meditate on God's spiritual idea, man and the universe.
by Kay Stroud - 19/12/2014 - 6 comments
Most people I know, churched or not, are decent and reliable and honest. Those who proclaim atheism are perhaps even better than most because they have actually thought about the question of god.
by Peter Sellick - 15/12/2014 - 29 comments
Theological colleges teach a variety of courses on subjects like ancient Greek, ancient Hebrew, introduction to philosophy, ethics, Reformation history, overseas aid and development....
by Mike Bird - 11/12/2014 - 14 comments
In this earthly world of competing one, true faiths, it is unsurprising that there is strong support for suppression of blasphemy, heresy, apostasy, sacrilege and other related forms of dissent.
by Laurence Maher - 10/12/2014 - 3 comments

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