Ahok was foolish to disturb the mediaeval shadows that still inform much Indonesian discourse and significant elements of its culture.
It's about a gay man who was welcome at church but whose lifestyle wasn't.
While the spacecraft woman believed in extra-terrestrial beings that took the place of God, this woman had collapsed all trust into herself.
The struggle over the soul of Islam in Australia is taking place in the mosques, in the universities and in public life.
I always get nervous when people talk of Christian values because, being a Christian for many years I do not know what they are.
It is only the firm leadership of Archbishop Phillip Aspinall that appears to be preventing the clock turning backwards on child abuse reform in Brisbane's Anglican Diocese.
Believe it or not, Easter celebrates a man who died a criminal's death and became the foundation for what are commonly called 'Australian Values'.
The first thing to be said about this is that there is no such neutral sphere. The error of secularism is that it limits what it understands as being religion to identified belief systems.
In a divided community, could the gruesome death of a Palestinian Jew show us a different way to live together?
We'd been set the task to identify shared values or ideals embraced by our own faith traditions, which, if employed more widely by individuals, groups and governments to tackle issues, could have a real bearing on the progress of society.
The figures were even higher for some orders of religious brothers: 40% for the Brothers of St John of God, 22% for the Christian Brothers, and 20% for the Marist Brothers.
Social media last week was peppered with comments such as 'why care about that old book?', 'it's all fairytales' or, more constructively, 'the Bible's teachings are evil'.