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.
Kathryn Butler, MD, is a trauma and critical care surgeon who recently left clinical practice to home school her children. She teaches at Harvard Medical School, and has contributed to the literature on surgical critical care and medical education. She and her family live north of Boston in the US.
A new American Bible Society study has found that practicing Protestant teenagers: those who identify as Protestant, attend church at least once a month, and say their faith is very important in their lives, and who read their Bible, do so the same amount all year long (73 per cent), much like all Bible-reading American teens (69 per cent).
FIRST-TIME US Olympian Madeline (Maya) DiRado has already earned a bunch of medals as part of the US swimming team at the Rio Olympics. She says it’s the “quiet confidence” of her Christian faith that allows her to be a grateful, joyful, and goal-oriented athlete, even at the highest levels of competition.
ENCYCLOPEDIA Britannica documents that in 1845, a young doctor in Vienna named Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis was horrified at the terrible death rate of women who gave birth in hospitals.
TE MAEVA Nui celebrations begin today. The official programme is always full, with its serious moments, such as Constitution Day itself with its focus on celebrating nationhood, self governance and independence.