Let’s use the opportunity of #GivingTuesday to remember that it is more blessed to give than to receive – be it today or at any other time of the year.
Christians have been wrong on the environment, but they have also, at times, been right, acting justly and humanely—and with results that we still benefit from today.
Although “virus” means “poison”, and we associate the term with diseases such as Ebola, AIDS or flu, among others, certain viruses are instrumental in the growth of our nervous system.
While pecking a tree the woodpecker is subjected to impacts of up to 1400 times the force of gravity. Human beings can only withstand impacts of up to 8 times the force of gravity before becoming unconscious.
As a relict species it has only managed to survive on a handful of isolated mountain-tops.
The ancient Egyptians tamed them and trained them to collect fruit from the tallest trees, like palms, and even to look after flocks of sheep, just as certain breeds of dog are trained to do nowadays.
“The film offers many lessons for viewers”, Executive producer, Devon Franklin says. He hopes the film “will leave audiences feeling both hopeful and purposeful".
How sad it is to have heard the word of God, and to allow it to be snatched away.
These insects are mentioned in the Bible ten times, in the Old and New Testament.
They are ruminating animals, capable of running more than one hundred kilometres a day without eating or drinking anything. Hence they were trained in Arabia in the 13th century before Christ, as the basis of what has come to be known as the "camel civilisations".
In Jesus God became human, thus bringing himself into proximity with the nature that he had created. Animals were the silent witnesses of this unique and mysterious event.
The European Jewish Congress says it is “the greatest assault on Jewish religious rights in Belgium since the Nazi occupation.” Denmark and Switzerland already prohibit this kind of slaughter.
The Old Testament links the health of the body with the health of the soul.
We are living in a society which is driven by appearance and image, where aesthetics take precedence over ethics and morality.
Earwigs are calm and peaceful insects which feed on aphids and sea-slug eggs, which makes them beneficial for agriculture.
There is wisdom in the Holy Scriptures which vastly surpasses the knowledge that was available to human beings at the time!
How does such a fragile and conspicuous organism survive in a sub aqua environment, replete with voracious predators?
This flamingo reminded me of the fact that we humans were also created to live in community.
Maybe if we were more aware of how decisive a person’s childhood turns out to be in their adult life, we would treat children with greater wisdom and sensitivity