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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. 

Tumu Tapura:  Te Marae Moana

Zechariah a top Bible favourite

Friday January 13, 2017

Zechariah 14:9 doesn’t show up often on lists of favourite Bible verses.

Ko au te Alepha e te Omega

Friday January 13, 2017


Ko te rua teia o te tataanga no runga i te Manako Maata o te Pure Epetoma no teia mataiti 2017, tena te mea mua i roto i te pepa o te Varaire i topa.  Kua tataia oki te au tumu tapura o te Pure Epetoma e te au Orometua CICC o Rarotonga nei.

IGNORED often in the Christmas story is the event where Herod went in search of the child Jesus in order to destroy him. (Matthew 2; 14)

KIA ORANA te katoatoa rava i teia mataiti ou.  Irinaki au e kua mataora ta kotou akamaaraanga i nga ra mamaata i topa koia te Kiritimiti e te Mataiti. 

Faith much more than belief

Friday December 30, 2016

HERE IS the definition of faith, taken from a dictionary.

Good tidings of great joy

Friday December 23, 2016

IN ‘A CHRISTMAS Carol’ written by the English author Charles Dickens, Ebenezer Scrooge’s nephew Fred, captures the magic of this sacred time of the year by reflecting that…

THE PUBLISHER of the English Standard Version (ESV) of the Bible has reversed its controversial decision to finalise the text after “tweaking” 29 verses.

"JOY TO THE WORLD" is a popular Christmas carol. The words are by English hymn writer Isaac Watts, and are based on the second half of Psalm 98 in the Bible. The song was first published in 1719.

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