I have attended so many funerals and saw grieving families and friends over their loved ones. It still raises the question: ‘What if there is no resurrection?’ Reverend Vakaroto Ngaro of Ekalesia Avarua writes.
Since last week, we have been coming to terms with the death of Queen Elizabeth II. For most of us, given she reigned for 70 years from 1952, she is the only monarch we have known. However, some of us may also have known the previous king, George the Sixth who became king in 1936, writes Bishop Paul Donoghue of the Catholic Church.
Honesty and ethics are synonymous with integrity. The first of the eight public service values is ‘honesty’ which is described as ‘acting honestly, being truthful and abiding by the laws’, writes Tamatoa Jonassen of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Union with Christ by means of the Holy Spirit is not a peripheral matter in biblical theology, although it is widely neglected. It is a key thought in the Lord’s teaching, as this lecture will show, and it is so important to Pauline theology that one commentator rightly calls it ‘the heart of Paul’s religion’, writes Reverend Vaka Ngaro of Cook Islands Christian Church.
I do hope that the Constitution of the Cook Islands is protecting the long-term future of the country. That it is not just being used to reward the present occupiers of this land, writes Bishop Paul Donoghue from the Catholic Church.
With our General Elections shortly upon us, we as a nation and as individuals are facing important choices that will impact our future, writes Tamatoa Jonassen of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Some people think that repentance is mostly about feelings, especially feeling sorry for your sin. It is wonderful to feel sorry about your sin, but repent isn’t a feelings word. It is an action word, writes Reverend Vakaroto Ngaro of Ekalesia Avarua.
Yesterday, July 1st marked our countdown to August 1st Cook Islands General Election, another big challenge to see if all our contesting political parties can beat our one Covid death case only by setting an historic record of a zero tolerance to corruption or bribery petition claims at least for once, at this forth coming general election, writes Bishop Tutai Pere of the Apostolic Church of the Cook Islands.
There is no such thing as a major or minor, big or small sin. Cast a big stone and a tiny pebble into the water or sea, they both sink. Such is sin, no white nor black lie, it is sin and its penalty – death, Bishop Tutai Pere.
Given that we are seven days after the celebrations of Passover, and five days after Jesus resurrection, I was pondering the immediate aftermath of Jesus crucifixion and resurrection, writes Pastor Paul Kauri of the ArePua Church.