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. 

Thoughts on the nature of Christmas

Friday December 15, 2017

“God, who in sundry times and in diverse manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds.

Some thoughts on Christian marriage

Friday December 08, 2017

“Wherefore God gave them up to uncleanness to the lust of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between their own selves: …for this cause, God gave them up unto vile affections for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature.

Acknowledging God as ultimate power

Friday November 24, 2017

“Christ the King” is a title of Jesus Christ.

Always time to do the right thing

Thursday November 16, 2017

The phrase, “it is always time to do the right thing” was a favourite of Dr Martin Luther King jr. who often confronted those who said civil rights were needed but the time was not right. Might these words apply to an issue like climate change today?

Remembering Father John Rovers

Friday November 10, 2017

Today, the headstone of a much-loved Dutch missionary priest will be unveiled in Mauke, in the presence of many people who knew and loved this iconic man who made the Cook Islands his home for nearly 60 years.

Turama shows belief in eternal life

Friday November 03, 2017

Each year on November 2, the Catholic Church remembers those who have died. The expression we use is “All Souls Day.” 

Gospel of hope, peace and joy

Friday October 27, 2017

What a wonderful blessing it is to receive guidance and counsel from the scriptures and the words of prophets and apostles.

On Monday, August 21 this year, all of North America was treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality would have seen one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights…this celestial event is called a ‘total solar eclipse.’

The scriptures were written to bless and encourage us, and surely they do that.

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