Australian politics, society & culture

April 2014

'The myth of persecution': Early Christians weren't persecuted

April 2014

Passover: Child's play?

March 2014

Sacred and profane: How not to negotiate with believers

March 2014

2014 Twitter Lent Tracker

March 2014

Imaginary Jews

March 2014

Naked, covered in ram's blood, drinking a Coke, and feeling pretty good

On science, religion, politics and ideology

Why climate change defeats our short-term thinking

January 2014

Ghosts of the tsunami

January 2014

Bolivia's festival of miniatures

December 2013

A radical Pope's first year

October 2013

David Marr on The Prince: Faith, Abuse and George Pell

October 2013

Forms of delirium: Russia's bikers

August 2013

Monk takes devotion to new heights

July 2013

Pope Francis calls for inclusion of gays in society, saying he has no right to 'judge'

July 2013

The most embarrassing Fox News interview ever?

May 2013

When the Catholic Church decided beavers were fish

May 2013

Belief is the least part of faith

May 2013

George Pell: everything except his testimony spoke of power