Mark 1:21-28 w/ glances at Deut 18:15-20 and 1 Cor 8:1-13
The Canary in the Coal Mine

What is going on when Jesus "casts out demons?"  Fr. Allen takes on this question as Mark's Gospel launches us into Jesus' amazing but strange to the modern mind ministry of healing and exorcism.  Using Wade Davis' analysis as an anthropologist, we come to understand that Jesus' ministry is seeking to get to the root of the forces that shape humankind.  Where Christ is ministering the underlying issues come up and we find that we can face our deepest hurts and challenges without fear!