The Diabolical Nature of Divisiveness

The Diabolical Nature of Divisiveness


Orthodoxy and Modernity: Experiencing the Faith in Our Place and Our Time
October 8th Lesson: The Diabolical Nature of Divisiveness

We are a theology of wholeness but a people of division – or so it seems per the latter. But is this true? Are we really as divided as it may appear? In this week’s class we will explore what unity and wholeness and division and divisiveness mean from an Orthodox Christian point of view. We will also look at the division we have within ourselves and among ourselves at all levels. We will discuss Christ’s and the saint’s teachings about the practical thoughts and actions we must take to strive for unity when faced with divisiveness.
John 17:20-21
Romans 7:15
Matthew 12:25, 30
1 Corinthians 11:18
A Divided Heart is Defeated by Father Barnabas Powell

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About author

Michael Haldas

Michael Haldas is the author of Sacramental Living: Understanding Christianity as a Way of Life, and Echoes of Truth Christianity in the Lord of the Rings. Michael’s focus is on understanding and applying our faith to everyday living, which supports OCN’s mission to provide material “to provoke discussion and contemplation about the issues we face in daily life.” His work has been featured in Theosis Magazine, The National Herald, Pravmir, and other publications. He is a member of the Orientale Lumen Foundation and the Orthodox Speakers Bureau. He teaches adult religious education at Greek Orthodox Church of St. George in Bethesda, Maryland and his classes are Live-streamed through OCN’s Facebook page each Sunday September through June. He has also worked with the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Religious Education Department to create educational lessons and materials.