It is believed that Allah has commanded Muslims to sacrifice their most precious and cherished possessions in His name and according to His will.
We are constantly engaged in the struggle of Being, between the hopefulness and peace of the dead living ones and the despairing turmoil of the living dead ones.
The coronation of King Charles III is a lesson on how English monarchy understands itself as foundational for the nation.
As a devotee of political strategy, could it be that the Religious Discrimination Bill under Albanese will suffer the same fate as it did under Morrison?
Christians should reject the description of being religious. A better description is being 'of the faith'.
You can see how the idea that belief in God as creator is a matter of faith and not science because the assertion that Jesus is the Word of God made flesh is not open to scientific investigation.
Capturing the cynicism many feel around Christmas time, the comic musician Tom Lehrer once carolled, 'Angels we have heard on high / Tell us to go out and buy!'
Quite clearly, its time for all genuine believers to do something positive to reverse the negative trend that is diminishing an important cornerstone of our society.
One has the suspicion that public relations determine public morality. Right thinking is extended into the past.
Surely the impact of the electronic age in all its forms thrived in the vacuum of the soul that has been growing for a few hundred years.
So my first and, I trust, obvious observation: the particular issue of same-sex marriage was never considered within the historical context of the biblical writings.
Public Christians in a Secular Age makes the point that the future of faith requires Christians in business, ministry, and media not to be 'secular' but to reimagine life and activity according to a higher purpose.