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.
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.
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.
WITH all the atrocities committed against humankind in many places around the world, during which people are hurt, wounded or killed, many are living in fear as to whether or not they will get to see another day.
THERE IS no greater news than this: “The God of the Universe knows you and loves you, and all of your sins and wrong doing. He forgives at His expense in Christ.”