Getting cured, getting healed

Is there a difference between being cured and being healed? John Swinton thinks so. A scholar who has also served as a mental health nurse, Swinton points to someone he believes experienced both: the woman in the Bible who had a discharge of blood. Coming up to Jesus in a crowd, she touches the edge…

What Healing Looks Like

In his book, Jesus & the Victory of God, N.T. Wright has an insightful section on miracles. He says that the point of Jesus' miracles isn't to do something impressive to convince people that Jesus is right; the miracles weren't "showy magic," an attempt to win the crowds, or even "proof" that Jesus was divine.…