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Ministry, learning & loss during COVID-19 — March 15, 2021

Over the course of the past year, churches have changed how they worship, offer Christian education, provide pastoral care and serve their neighborhoods.  This issue explores the grief that has weighed heavy and the lessons learned so far.

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Pastoral theology for a pandemic Life in a pandemic reconfigures how we deal with the problem of loss theologically — whether the loss of relationships that lead to being existentially alone, or the loss of a sense of well-being in the world that is God’s.

Six lessons about faith formation Rodger Nishioka shares what he learned about Christian education in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Looking forward to a post-pandemic era Reformed theology helps Christians look ahead to life, faith and ministry after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Numbers and names In the aftermath of the Breonna Taylor killing in Louisville, Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty notes the significance of numbers and names in the biblical narrative and in current life together.