Bishop Robert Barron: Inspiring and simple to understand
Three Lessons of the Resurrection! Easter!
If Jesus DID NOT rise from the dead, then all bishops, priests, and Christian ministers should go home and get honest jobs. If he DID rise from the dead, then he's the full manifestation of God, and he must be the center of your life.
In light of that, I'd like to look at three great lessons that follow from this strange and decisive truth of the Resurrection.
Today's Bible Scripture Readings New American Bible
The New York Times bestselling author of Darwin’s Doubt and Intelligent Design scholar presents groundbreaking scientific evidence of the existence of God, based on breakthroughs in physics, cosmology, and biology.
In 2004, Stephen C. Meyer, one of the preeminent scientists studying the origins of life, ignited a firestorm of media and scientific controversy when a biology journal at the Smithsonian Institution published his peer-reviewed article advancing the theory of Intelligent Design. Then, in his two bestselling books, Signature in the Cell and Darwin’s Doubt, he helped unravel a mystery that Charles Darwin did not address: how did life begin? and offered further scientific proof to bolster his arguments on the history of life and our origins, concluding that life was designed.
Meyer uses three scientific points to refute popular arguments put forward by the “New Atheists” against the existence of God:
The evidence from cosmology showing that the material universe had a beginning.
The evidence from physics showing that, from the beginning, the universe was been “finely tuned” to allow for the possibility of life.
The evidence from biology showing that since the universe came into being, large amounts of genetic information present in DNA must have arisen to make life possible.
In analyzing the evidence from these three fields, Meyer reveals how the data support not just the existence of an intelligent designer of some kind—but the existence of a theistic creator.