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.
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.
IT WAS the afternoon of September 11, 2011 when I first disembarked from an Air New Zealand plane at Rarotonga International Airport, and saw a beautiful rainbow appear in the sky.