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Stumbling forward into the past

Michael Kirke | 25 March 2014 | FEATURES |
tags: Christianity, culture, Roman Empire, Western civilization
Even the Roman Empire had a use-by date. What is ours?

Why Christian ideals are the foundation of a secular society

Michael Kirke | 04 March 2014 | FEATURES |
tags: Christianity, history, secularism
Secularism is Europe’s noblest achievement and Christianity’s gift to the world, says an Oxford don.

In the beginning was the Word

Robert R. Reilly | 07 January 2014 | FEATURES |
tags: Christianity, inter-religious dialogue, Islam
How can Christians, who believe that God is "logos" or reason, dialogue with Muslims who believe God is pure will?

The Christmas tree, a Christian tradition

Michael Durnan | 16 December 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: Christianity, Christmas
A story of old England and Germany.

In love with a dangerous idea

Megan Hodder | 10 December 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: Christianity, new atheists, religious conversion
The God debate is not over, as recent converts to the Christian faith witness.

A breath of life for an old religion

Michael Cook | 03 December 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: Catholic Church, Christianity, Pope Francis
Pope Francis's game plan is a stunning and inspiring document.

A declaration of tolerance

Mike Aquilina | 25 October 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: Christianity, Edict of Milan, religious freedom, tolerance
In 313 Christians finally won their place in the ancient world with the Edict of Milan.

Play always on the offensive!

Michael Cook | 30 July 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: Christianity, Pope Francis, World Youth Day
After Rio, it’s clear that Christianity is not about to be consigned to the dustbin of history.

Monday, 4.24pm, 8lb 6oz, a Royal boy

Joanna Bogle | 23 July 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: Christianity, Royal baby, UK
The Royal baby symbolizes the great, civilized, traditions of Christian marriage.

“America’s Blessings”

Simon Smart | 27 May 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: book reviews, Christianity, social policy, USA
A sociologist argues in a new book that religion benefits the US by $2.67 trillion every year -- a figure that cannot be ignored.

The Orthodox Will Inherit the Earth (Or at least their Children Will)

Marcus Roberts | 03 May 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: Christianity, demography
In a recent issue of Time magazine (at least the online version) Mary Eberstadt made the claim that “In the War Over Christianity, Orthodoxy is Winning”.

Why should we care about Boston?

Michael Cook | 23 April 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: Boston Marathon bombings, Christianity, media, solidarity
Some Australian journalists have asked why so much coverage was given to American deaths and so little to deaths in Iraq. Are they right?

Indifference to the fate of Middle East Christians has ancient roots

Lars Brownworth | 18 April 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: Christianity, Egypt, Iraq, Middle East, Syria
The Western media is using an centuries-old playbook in its treatment of Iraqi, Syrian and Egyptian Christians.

Easter Around the World

Shannon Roberts | 31 March 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: Christianity, Easter
Even in countries where Christianity is a minority religion, Easter is passionately celebrated. Happy Easter!

What have those pesky Christians ever done for us?

Peter Smith | 28 March 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: Christianity, religion, science
Easter is a good time to do a profit and loss statement on the creed which underpins Western culture.

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