Students verify authenticity of miraculous stories through Christian course
Brad Moore, a religion teacher at Hamilton Christian Academy, wanted to find a fresh way to engage his high school students in their Christian studies course.
While taking the students through a unit on the Book of Acts from the Bible, he challenged them to investigate whether miracles are still being performed today.
Moore took things a step further this year. Students were required to find a person who had experienced a miracle, interview them, verify its authenticity with other witnesses and write the story for the class’ Miracle Story website.
“It’s project-based learning, and they’re so much more engaged because of it,” he said. “When they knew it would go online, they became a different class and a different group because it was real.”
Students uncovered individuals who have experienced miracle births, financial victories, healing of Crohn’s disease, wounds, migraine headaches, cancers, arthritis and several other miraculous breakthroughs.
Many students were surprised to learn how people they’ve known for years had been touched by the miraculous without their knowledge.
“We see these kinds of thing in movies sometimes but when you just hear something like that firsthand, it just opens your eyes about people,” said student Koby Pourciaux.
Moore said his hope for the project included getting students to complete research, plus an opportunity to expand their faith.
“For the first time many of them have hope that God can do a miracle in their own life or for their own family,” he said.
To read more about the miracle stories or submit a miracle for consideration, visit.
Hamilton Christian Academy religion teacher Brad Moore, created a website to post stories of miracles researched by students in his class. The assignment was part of a project to see if miracles still occur today. To read more about the stories, visit.