Guest commentary by Donald K. McKim The pandemic, COVID-19, is all around us. The range of its reach is global; its power can be deadly. Our lives have been disrupted in so many ways, beyond what we could have imagined just weeks ago. Life in society is now marked by “social distancing,” working from home and washing our hands as often as possible. Our social fabric seems torn apart as we hunker down in our homes as we hope “this too shall pass.” We hope the pandemic curve flattens, and medical relief can be become available — and effective. Meanwhile waves of worry follow, one after another, with concerns about unemployment, finances and the health of others – especially those we love – as foremost on our minds and in our hearts. There are no quick cures for a pandemic. We cannot escape its reach and its effects touch us all. What we can do, however, as Christian people, is to look to the resources of Christian faith. Through the centuries, the church has endured pandemics … [Read more...]
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The Outlook continues its four-part series on basic questions of faith, asking in this issue: What do we have to do with each other? This question feels especially relevant as we navigate the impact of the global pandemic. This season makes undeniable the reality that we need each other and are created to be in community. Read these articles, use the discussion questions and explore with your community what you have to do with one another. Click here to read the issue in the Uberflip reader Witness to the common good The love of God gives hope for community and communion that can cross barriers. Where we put the emphasis Humanity struggles with interconnectedness, but God created people to belong to each other. Discussion questions This guide will help you discuss the articles in this issue as a congregation or small group. Overtures coming to GA Steve Salyards offers an overview of proposed constitutional changes. Pondering in the pandemic Christians can look to the … [Read more...]