A burning building is a chance for rebirth. A West entirely blind to its own insoluble faith is a chance only for death.
The immolation of Notre Dame de Paris rips at the threads that link us to our ancestors and to our descendants, regardless of whether we're religious or not.
Scott Morrison is trying to find the right balance between his dual image as a devout Christian, and a daggy but relatable suburban dad.
What type of evangelical is Scott Morrison? The overnight Christian who sought God for practical reasons? Or is he the true believer, who got the faith young, and sees it as the core organising principle of his world?
Morrison's public appeals to religion have made it difficult for him to get back into the likeable suburban dad demeanour. And the right commentariat aren’t helping. They still think they're fighting the '60s/'70s culture war.
So far under Scott Morrison, the Coalition's image as a no-girls-allowed, boys-rule cubby house has not improved. Could the new prime minister's religion have anything to do with this?
The Yes crowd must make room for believers in their campaign if they are to represent all the colours of the rainbow.
A closer look at a vocal member of the No to same-sex marriage campaign reveals a church on a mission to take over the state.