When Rick Lewers took on the role of Bishop of the Armidale Diocese in the Anglican Church, he also took on the job of writing a weekly column for the Armidale Extra and the Armidale Express website.
Faith Matters is a column which, as Bishop Lewers says, addresses matters that religious faith can have an impact on.
Each week a variety of columnists are published in the Armidale Extra and on the Armidale Express website.
The topics range from gardening to psychology, as well as education, religion and history.
With 2017 drawing to a close we have decided to take the opportunity to talk to some of our writers about their columns.
As well as explaining what they write about, and what insight they are trying to provide, we also asked them about the feedback they receive from the community.
Read some of this year’s Faith Matters columns: