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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. 

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.

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.

Finding peace in all circumstances

Friday September 29, 2017

Finding peace is a phrase many of us have grown up hearing as part of our church culture, but we never stop to ponder what it means.

How to be certain of salvation

Friday September 22, 2017

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?

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