3 Cautions About Post-Coronavirus Predictions

Have you been hearing predictions about what life will be like after COVID-19? Some church analysts are voicing grave concerns about church workers and congregations. They forecast a “crash” in congregational sustainability and in the mental health of church workers. Similar commentaries are forecasting a less prosperous, fulfilling and stable

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Generations of Pain

“The riot was a spontaneous overflow of pent-up aggressions.” That quote is not from a news report regarding the protests resulting from George Floyd’s tragic and senseless death in Minneapolis. It is not from a reaction to the Ahmaud Arbery killing in Georgia. It is not a report of events

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But Some Doubted

“Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted” (Matthew 28:16-17 NIV84). We’re familiar with this portion of Scripture for what follows this passage—the Great Commission—“Go and make disciples…” But these verses

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Honor and Respect in the Midst of COVID-19

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your interests but also to the interests of others (Philippians 2:3-4 NIV84). Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor

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What does the Lord have in Mind?

I have no idea what the Lord has in mind. Sometimes I think I do. But not during this virus management/recovery/shelter at home time in our world. In classic American cultural fashion, I want to fix things, now in order to return to what could be counted on. But I

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Keep Calm and Wash Your Hands

Of course, as Christian people, we pray for the alleviation of illness, suffering, and death. And we follow the reliable directions of public health officials to prevent the spread of disease and its consequences. We exercise prudence. The second half of the headline for this article (gleaned from a Facebook

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The Harvest Partnership

When you think about those special times with the people who mean the most to you what do you picture? Do you picture Christmas and Thanksgiving dinners, birthday parties, playing cards? I’m sure most of you, like me, picture smiling faces and hear laughter when you think of these special

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