Religious leaders discuss the word of God in this weekly feature. Published on Fridays, Church Talk discusses themes from the Bible as well as looking at current events in a Christian context.
In this global pandemic, there are five vital steps to draw us closer to that which matters most, writes Pastor Taiti Toroma, from Seventh-day Adventist Church.
CHURCH TALK: Be joyful, pray always, keep healthy, strengthen your marriage. These are four key principles my wife and I learned in our battle with my cancer.
OPINION: The coronavirus has created a time of uncertainty, so we put ourselves in God’s hands, writes Rev Vakaroto Ngaro, of Cook Islands Christian Church.
OPINION: Covid-19 encourages us to help each other, and also to help ourselves and our families. A four-day week could be a good start, writes Bishop Paul Donoghue, from the Catholic Church.
Church talk: War and diseases like Covid-19 are borne from human greed. Tomorrow on Anzac Day, we stand in silence and look to a new abundant future
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children…no te mea kua akangaropoina koe I te Ture a to Atua, e akangaropoina katoa Au I to au tamariki” – Hosea 4:6.
Failure is something that none of us can avoid in life, no matter how hard we try to avoid it. Rather than thinking of failure as something bad, we can use it as an opportunity to learn, to grow including growth in holiness.
Most, people are afraid of dying. Some people fear being dead, while others are afraid of actually dying. Accompanying these thoughts is the constant fear of the unknown or that when we die we cease to exist, we are no more, it is the end, we are finished.