100,000 in the time of coronavirus

Why we need lament: because no matter the bitter partisanship we have devolved to, we are nearing 100,000 deaths from the coronavirus. These are lives lost. Young to old. Poor to rich. Across all ethnic lines. These are lives to remember. These represent families with deep loss in this time of pandemic. The New YorkContinue reading “100,000 in the time of coronavirus”

Major shifts are magnified in the time of coronavirus

We are in the midst of the most widespread societal upheaval that many people alive today have ever experienced. Already our institutions, habits, relationships, and culture are shifting before our eyes. Frank M. Snowden, author of Epidemics and Society, shared with the New Yorker, “Epidemics are a category of disease that seem to hold upContinue reading “Major shifts are magnified in the time of coronavirus”

When did all this start? Losing time in the time of coronavirus

I’m starting to see people post how many days they’ve had “stay at home orders” in the U.S. I’m also seeing more and more apocalyptic prophecies from the fundamentalist corner of American Christianity… so some coronavirus vaccine shot will soon be the mark of the beast or something before too long.

Hearts revealed in the time of coronavirus

Luke 8:4-15 How we are responding in the time of coronavirus is a revealing of how are hearts are responding to the word of the Lord to us. The responses to the word in a tough time reveal our hearts. How we receive in “good times” is an indicator, but how we receive in “toughContinue reading “Hearts revealed in the time of coronavirus”

Finding opposites to be true in the time of coronavirus

We live in Alabama so we had our first full day of some slight changes. All retail can open with restrictions on social distancing and capacity levels. Restaurants can’t have dine-in, no barbershops can open, nor can gyms. But the biggie for Alabama is the beaches opened today, but they are monitoring social distancing.

Sabbath for nature in the time of coronavirus

We were able to visit the beach in Alabama last night. The governor relaxed orders on the beach, asking everyone to still be responsible in social distancing. Our family walked the shore of the Gulf at sunset. The birds were feeding like crazy. We saw a lot of dolphins, baby sharks (just so THAT songContinue reading “Sabbath for nature in the time of coronavirus”