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. 

Issues of preaching and culture

Friday December 28, 2018

This feature on culture and preaching was written by Dr Rochelle Scheuermann, Associate Professor of Evangelism and Leadership at Wheaton College, Illinois. She serves as Director of the Masters in Evangelism and Leadership programme. Dr Scheuermann was previously programme director and  Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies and vice-president of Academics at Lincoln Christian University in the US.

Room for Christ in your Christmas?

Friday December 21, 2018

Not long ago, a professor of psychology at one of the world’s great universities gave a word suggestion test to his class of 40 students.

The Bible is totally and absolutely silent regarding Christ’s birth as an event to be remembered and celebrated.

With 2018 closing in on us, it’s time once again to plan celebrations for the festive season, that’s just around the corner.

Understanding God’s sovereignty

Friday December 14, 2018

There are qualities in God we will never fully understand.

One common and very notable characteristic amongst our Pacific Islands people is the “patipati” (begging and borrowing) attitude and habit.

Getting unstuck in my future

Friday November 09, 2018

1. Remember God’s faithfulness in my past

Over the years I have come to realise that no matter how uncertain or difficult my future seems, there is nothing more powerful than to look back at how God has taken care of me in the past.

Why fathers do matter

Friday September 28, 2018

The newly appointed Minister of Police recently expressed his concern over youth offending in the Cook Islands and is keenly interested in addressing the issue.  We may not be able to isolate any one cause to this problem, but we can be sure that parenting in the home, especially by fathers, plays a significant role.

The New Testament and the Sabbath

Friday September 21, 2018

The Gospels record six cases in which Jesus' actions resulted in controversy over the Sabbath, and two more that did not.

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