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 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?
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.
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.’
In times of uncertainty, doubt, tragedy and loss, mourning, sadness, or hopelessness the holy scriptures have many passages that will uplift your mind and heart, giving you the strength you need to get through each day.
The premise of this article is that the reader has a relationship with Jesus or intends to, and therefore believes he or she is saved. The question is, how can you be certain, at the end of the day, that you will receive the reality of salvation when Jesus returns?