The current pandemic has caused disruption to our normal lives. This can be a great opportunity, however, for us to recalibrate how we live our lives. At the same time, they can become times where we flounder, and rather than growing we actually regress. Could it be that this pandemic though, in some peculiar way, is–at least in some sense–a gift from God for our spiritual growth? How can we avoid “wasting” this moment?
As churches move online in the face of Sunday closures, it should cause us to ask, “What is the church in the midst of a pandemic?” Our current circumstances raise questions about what it means to be the church–questions that have always existed, with an underlying theology that’s always been at play, but are now being forced into our immediate purview in light of our situation.
In today’s episode, I offer some Biblical reflections and applications on thinking rightly and responding well to sickness–and more particularly as we seek to apply things to the current Coronavirus pandemic.
Today I’m releasing the first episode in what I intend to be a short series dealing with the Coronavirus–pastoral reflections on how to respond Biblically and act Christianly. Today I try to share some wisdom and Biblical reflections on responding specifically to health organizations and governments as they provide instructions to us on fighting this virus.