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. 

Parables good common sense

Friday January 22, 2016

One of my dreams for this year is that 2015 can be a year where we lean more to common sense, rather than trying to score points over issues that arise in the community.

Has Jesus Christ been cast aside?

Friday January 15, 2016

Last Sunday was the official close of the Christmas season in the Catholic church.

Resolutions centre on God

Thursday December 31, 2015

When Americans make New Year’s resolutions, a better relationship with God ranks almost as high as better health, a Nashville, USA research firm has found.

Christmas: It’s all about Jesus

Thursday December 24, 2015

“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins..E tamaiti tana e anau, e ko Iesu te ingoa taau e tapa nona: e akaora oki aia I tona au tangata I ta ratou ara” – Matthew/Mataio 1: 21.

Believing who God says you are

Friday December 18, 2015

It is amazing the different shades of images that people have of themselves.

God’s idea of a great father

Friday November 13, 2015

“Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength” (Deuteronomy 6:5).


How to live a blessed life

Friday November 06, 2015

In part one of our column on how to live a blessed life, we said that if you want to live a life that God blesses, you need to do four things.

Micah 7:19: “He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities;

US trip a thrill for LDS group

Friday October 23, 2015

Fifty members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints from the Cook Islands travelled to the United States recently as part of a group excursion to attend the church’s “semi-annual” Conference, held in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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