Posts from March 2020
Enter Psalm 57, a psalm of David, written in a cave while he is actively being hunted. I imagine he could relate to feelings of isolation and fear. What does it look like for you and me to run to God as our refuge, to say along with David, “In the shadow of your wings I will take refuge till the storms of destruction pass by”? I think it looks like resting in truth and responding in faith. https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/quarantine-hard-god-good/
There’s no doubt COVID-19 will bring rough days. Yet we also have a unique opportunity to reconnect, rediscover, and rejoice in the family the Lord has given us. https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/lead-your-family-in-isolation/
In this “stay home” moment, a number of publishers have steeply discounted or made several books available for free. The TGC bookstore has an extensive roster of quality titles for your to browse: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/free-discounted-books-quarantine/
Christianity that ignores the reality of death is utterly inauthentic… https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/video/new-song-christ-hope-life-death/
One of the primary postures of a Christian is outward. Our salvation means that the curse of the inward curve of sin is broken, and we’re now free to turn outward—to love God and neighbor… https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/love-neighbor-pandemic/
The protein-thorned crown of COVID-19 has, in a way, silenced the noise of modern life by seizing what C. S. Lewis called “God’s megaphone”: pain…. Physicians reflect theologically on three unique Christian contributions to COVID-19 preparations.
Writing about events while they are happening is always a bit dangerous. It’s easy to encourage over-reactions and reinforce unhelpful panic in our hearts. That said, the COVID 19 coronavirus provides us with an opportunity to think about how we respond to anxiety. https://www.ccef.org/anxiety-waiting-and-the-coronavirus/
Since the beginning of this year, we’ve been reading and hearing about a family of viruses known as coronaviruses. There are 69 species of this virus, seven of which can affect humans. https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/what-we-know-coronavirus/
Dr. Francis Collins — the director of the NIH — is one of the most widely respected physician-geneticists in the world, and is deeply involved in containing the coronavirus pandemic… Francis Collins speaks about the coronavirus, his faith, and an unusual friendship.
It’s now clear that COVID-19 is a deadly serious global pandemic. Still, C. S. Lewis’s words—written 72 years ago—ring with some relevance for us. Just replace “atomic bomb” with “coronavirus.” https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/cs-lewis-coronavirus/