Brokeness and Restoration
September 13, 2004 Length: 44:02
A Study of the Paralytic in Mark Chapter 2
Sometimes the world appears to be so divided and its people so alienated from one another, that it seems like it would take a miricle fix it and bring us all together again! And yet, this is exactly what Christ came to do. Likewise, the purpose of The Church, which is His body, is to re-unite in itself the world, which has been pulled apart by sin. Drawing on the healing narratives of the Gospels, the sayings of early Church Father, St. John Chrysostom, and contemporary Orthodox thinker Fr. Alexander Schmemen, Steve and Bill examine the causes of division, and discuss how we are healed, and the fragmented cosmos is put back together again in the person of Christ.
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