These are troubled times, but our faith and our traditions have prepared us for this work. This is the time to believe – and live into – our message.
“Event participants who show any cold or flu symptoms will be asked to go home, and the area they were occupying should immediately be disinfected.”
I hope churches and other faith communities will find ways to celebrate the call to care for one another, even in – perhaps especially in – times of planetary peril.
The point is not what we fear, but what a life ruled by fear can do to us.
“God has got this,” the attendant in the airport travelers’ lounge said. Indeed.
Missions agencies are scrambling to respond to worldwide concerns about the coronavirus. Organizations such as the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, American Baptist Churches USA and the Southern Baptist Convention International Mission Board, among others, have kicked into high gear forming contingency…
Never before in my lifetime have I feared for democracy, for the rule of law, for basic truthfulness and honesty, for human decency and kindness. But the cosmic Christ still calls us to live in hope, even when despair seems strong.