Easter is actually a mish-mash of different traditions celebrating the coming of spring.
In the Bible, heaven is where God resides, rather than a place of eternal life. But over time it has become conflated with ideas of paradise and eternal salvation.
Navigating Australia's recycling crisis is even harder during festive seasons. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't try.
Pope Francis is gradually moving the Catholic Church away from the traditional idea of bread and wine turning into flash and blood.
On Good Friday, Christians give thanks for their salvation, which they believe was made possible by the suffering of Jesus. But for Jews, it was common in the Middle Ages to be attacked with stones.
Do we really need to celebrate with boxes and plastic?
The day that begins the Lenten season is called Ash Wednesday. Here's why it holds deep religious significance for Christians.
A short history of Easter egg economics.
Mary Magdelene film props up a view of Judaism as archaic, unchanging and out of date.
Jesus and Mary are white, while an unsympathetic Peter is played with a cod 'African' accent.
What would our church and society look like if we were confronted with the reality that the body hung on the cross was brown?
Chocolate is proof the universe loves us and wants us to be happy. Here's how to hunt up the best, most-sustainable and ethically-tasty chocolate eggs this Easter.
Since the middle ages, scholars have been saying that our dates might be out by decades.
Christ can't simply be seen as a religious figure when his life and teaching were so political.
Crucifixion was more than just physical punishment, it was also a devastating emotional and psychological act of violence.
The power of the Easter story gave birth to the most beautiful music of the Christian calendar.
The promise of Easter, which Christians around the world celebrate, can be likened to the new struggle in South Africa for a new leadership and government that cares about the people.
Each year at Easter, Christians recreate the spectacularly violent end of Jesus's life, raising some tough questions about the depiction of suffering on stage.
Our Easter chocolate tradition is costing our waistlines, our health and our economy. So what can we do to wrestle back Easter from the chocolate industry?
In recent years, Australians appear to have become both more willing to declare themselves religious, and more willing to say they have no religion.