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.
CHURCH TALK: Every Christian is called to become a strong athlete of Christ, and to be a faithful and courageous witness to the Gospel, writes Bishop Paul Donoghue, Catholic Church.
OPINION: We learn from Job that having the right attitude in the worst of circumstances determines how we respond.
OPINION: For no matter how long many of us have been walking with God, there is always an element of the unknown in God that requires trust in this journey.
OPINION: Jesus boldly assumed a relationship to God that was thought to be highly irreverent or blasphemous by most of his contemporaries.
OPINION: Every lock is made to lock things inside – money inside a bank, a vault, security box, a till, a savings account or investment. We lock our motorbikes or vehicles so that no one gets on or in to steal or drive it away. We lock gates and doors to secure our homes, businesses, offices, store houses and private properties to prevent thieves from getting in to steal, do harm or damage.
OPINION: This is an urgent appeal for leaders to face up to the creative, courageous and often unpopular decisions necessary to address Covid’s economic impacts.