Materialists have no sufficient explanation (cause) for the diversity of life. There is a mind-boggling plethora of miracles here, not just one. Every basic type of life form is a miracle.
The function of this metaphor was to point to the presence of Christ in the body of the Church available to believers in the preaching of the Word and participation in the sacraments.
For Jews, there can be only the resurrection of the body. Since they had no idea that the soul could exist as a form of life apart from the body.
In the same month where Muslim suicide bombers killed 35 and injured over 300 people in Brussels, there were six other separate Islamic attacks that took even more lives than those lost in the Belgium capital.
Thus Luke and John replace this terrible cry that would seem to sever the relationship between Jesus and God, with words that suggest that he was in complete control right to the end.
Famous English journalist and broadcaster Malcolm Muggeridge once said that he knew of many Christian leprosy missions, but had never heard of a single atheistic one.
When the Old Testament prophet begins or ends his prophesy with the words 'Thus says the Lord' he knows that the words he speaks are not his words
Wealth abuse is a global phenomenon, evident long before globalisation. It's become a crisis in every nation as the rich become even more obscenely rich, while a burgeoning underclass struggle for survival.
Our social, theological and healthcare reformers stand on the shoulders of 'greats'. Celebrate them during Australian Women's History Month and on International Women's Day.
We need organisations that look after individuals - not ensure their own survival.
After reading the transcripts of Pellís 19 Ĺ hours in the witness box, it strikes me there are several key issues that have not received sufficient attention.
This writer went to a Christian Brothers School in Sydney. Two of the brothers were known to have wandering hands.