Christian Hip-hop artist Shai Linne shares a letter he wrote to a white sister in Christ, laying out what it is like to be a black man in America today, and the deep hope he has in God's character of faithfullness and compassion.
Mark Noll says: "If the character (of leaders) during these parlous days is strengthened by a new identification with the cross on which their Saviour suffered, they will make this hour a turning point toward the good."
Gracy Olmstead writes about T.S. Eliot's phrase: 'The whole earth is our hospital' and Wendell Berry's idea of 'health-as-wholeness'."This wholeness", Berry says "is the result of love's dogged efforts to redeem, defend, and protect."
Contemplating the Religious Future after the Crisis
by Philip Jenkins
Philip Jenkins raises eight important and definitely controversial questions for thoughtful discussion among Christians. His reflections are still worth reading now, even as the crisis develops and his thoughts are now a long month “old.”
Ashley Hales interviews Eric O. Jacobsen on his book Three Pieces of Glass: Why We Feel Lonely in a World Mediated by Screens, speaking about regaining a sense of place and rebuilding habits of embodied interaction even during the present pandemic.
A discussion of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones‘ October 1939 sermons shows how “a major, scary situation can become for God's people both a mirror (to show us more of ourselves) and a lens (to show us more of God).”
Philip Jenkins writes about a 1500-year-old text called The Life of Severinus. Ideal reading for an age of mass migration and failed states, of refugees and asylum seekers, it is as modern a spiritual life as you will ever read.
In this podcast, pastor and former CDC medical officer, Dr. Ko brings a unique and important perspective on the coronavirus and the Church‘s response. He is interviewed by Walter Kim, President of the National Association of Evangelicals.
Curt Thompson addresses the challenge of living “disembodied lives“ in these days of online conference video calls. He helps us understand why we feel exhausted, and often anxious and irritated after a day of Zoom.