Selling the faith of unbelievers
| 16 January 2014 | FEATURES |
Richard Dawkins' new film, The Unbelievers, peddles an increasingly unlikely worldview.
The paradox of a conservative revolution
| 14 January 2014 | FEATURES |
Do conservative reformers realise the scale of the problem they are addressing?
Decline in belief in God masks rise in superstition
| 02 January 2014 | FEATURES |
If people stop believing in God, they still have to believe in something.
How the West really lost God
| 15 October 2013 | FEATURES |
The decline in the family has driven a decline in religious practice, says an American journalist.
What have those pesky Christians ever done for us?
| 28 March 2013 | FEATURES |
Easter is a good time to do a profit and loss statement on the creed which underpins Western culture.
Portrait of a forceful thinker
Almost nothing by the new Pope is available in English -- apart from these snippets from his latest book.
A science lesson about faith and families (cartoon)
| 14 February 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |
Social science provides ample evidence that churchgoing kids flourish. So why are some secularists crusading against religion?
| 23 January 2013 | FEATURES |
How America became a nation of heretics - along with nearly everywhere else.
The Master: meditation on a lost soul
One of America's most pomising directors, Paul Thomas Anderson, turns his attention to the quest for salvation through a modern, Scientology-like religion.
Conceived in rape: why Mourdock was right
| 05 November 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
The latest political kerfuffle over rape and abortion has largely been swept away by Hurricane Sandy, but the views of a US Senate candidate deserve a defence.
Brother, have you been saved?
| 29 October 2012 | FEATURES |
With all sorts of charlatans offering salvation, Christianity's answers are looking more convincing.
Raise kids religious
| 17 July 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
A large US study shows that growing up in a religious household has advantages for children.
Dismantling the new atheism
A new book by a leading philosopher argues that there is a deep compatibility between science and religion and a hidden incompatibility between science and naturalism.
Sensing the sacred
Is there a sense of the sacred that even the non-religious can share?
Immigration and the “Next America”
Jose H. Gomez
| 05 April 2012 | FEATURES |
The debate over immigration rests on an incomplete version of the country’s national story.
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