In this four-week course we will examine several healing stories from the New Testament and ask the following questions: What does healing mean? Is healing a miracle restricted to the lucky few? Is it a cure or a fix? Or, do these stories point to something more far-reaching, something much broader and more universal? What is Jesus doing when he heals? How do his miracles relate to his message and preaching? What do these stories tell us about God’s dream for humankind and for all of creation? It is the contention of this course that the healing stories of the New Testament are signposts that direct us toward a hopeful present and an even more hopeful future. Moving beyond a simple understanding of healing as ‘cure’ or ‘fix’, we will read these stories to help us understand the healing of the whole person, and indeed, of social systems and communities. The healing stories of the New Testament are stories of renewal, restoration, re-creation, and reconciliation. They speak directly into the healing we need in this age, and every age.
Thursday mornings (in-person in the Historic Chapel of Trinity Aurora) 10:30-11:30 am
Thursday evening (online via Zoom) 8 pm-9 pm Eastern
To register, email Father Dan Graves: firstname.lastname@example.org