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Church Talk

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. 

THE PUBLISHER of the English Standard Version (ESV) of the Bible has reversed its controversial decision to finalise the text after “tweaking” 29 verses.

"JOY TO THE WORLD" is a popular Christmas carol. The words are by English hymn writer Isaac Watts, and are based on the second half of Psalm 98 in the Bible. The song was first published in 1719.

WITH all the atrocities committed against humankind in many places around the world, during which people are hurt, wounded or killed, many are living in fear as to whether or not they will get to see another day.

Good news full of hope and promise

Friday December 02, 2016

THERE IS no greater news than this: “The God of the Universe knows you and loves you, and all of your sins and wrong doing. He forgives at His expense in Christ.”

CHRISTMAS is a magical time.

Families portray the glory of God

Friday November 25, 2016

Renowned activist Bishop Desmond Tutu was once quoted as saying, “You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.”

Perfect Praise takes dedication

Friday November 18, 2016

EVERY TIME we as fellow believers in the Lord Jesus Christ attend church we always expect the spirit of worship to be high and powerful.

Journey through a mighty storm

Friday November 11, 2016

FOR THE past 18 years, it is ritual that my family and I attend a memorial service held every year, on the November 1, to commemorate the lives that were taken in the devastating Cyclone Martin, which struck our beautiful home, Manihiki.

Have life more abundantly

Friday November 04, 2016

THIS HEADLINE for this week’s column comes from a verse in the Bible, in John 10, verse 10: “…I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”

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