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Discussion Ideas: Miracles

Discussion starters

 

Read through any of the following stories with your students, before using the questions to promote discussion and deep thinking:

This news story from the BBC contains dramatic CCTV footage of a man hit by a truck. Against the odds, he survived and finds a new appreciation of his life.

This news story from the BBC contains dramatic CCTV footage of a man hit by a truck. Against the odds, he survived and finds a new appreciation of his life.

Or read here about a US clergyman cured of a chronic back complaint after praying to 19th Century Catholic theologian Cardinal Newman.

Some questions for discussion:

  • What is your response to these stories? Is it a miracle or is it just luck?
  • Do you know any other stories that are difficult to explain? What do you believe about these?
  • Have you ever had something happen to you that is unexplained? Or do you know anybody who has had a similar experience?
  • What effect might stories like these have on somebody’s perspective on life or faith?
 
  • Related media resources Miracles - This short film retells a famous miracle from Jesus' ministry, when he brought a young girl back to life.