COVID-19 / Riots / Injustice
Preparing God's people to both stand firm and minister through these difficulties
Our society is rife with examples of conflict between communities … Sometimes communities deliberately make others feel unwanted, but often these social cues are relayed subconsciously. … Recently this idea has become an important part of our national conversation on racial issues….Read More
Historically, racism has been defined as “a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race.” This is no longer the definition undergirding our modern conversations about racial issues. Instead, modern academics have…Read More
A Message of Hope from a Chinese Christian to America
Not meeting in my local church building for Sunday worship because of the coronavirus reminded me of my church experience in China before becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen. Our gatherings were forced to scatter; our meeting places were bulldozed; believers were threatened and arrested. Christians in China are still persecuted for their faith, resulting in a lot of unknowns for tomorrow among God’s people. Nonetheless…
How to Love Others in a Pandemic
Loving others in the midst of a pandemic begins with purging fear from our spirits. First John 4:18 reminds us, “There is no fear in love.” If we fixate on personal risk, worrisome hypothetical scenarios, and unknown factors, we will be ill-equipped to…
INSIGHTS: Our Role in Defeating COVID-19
In this edition of INSIGHTS, Dave Warn reveals God’s remedy for the coronavirus! Pandemics, and therefore the coronavirus, are talked about in the Bible. It’s time to see it, wake up, and for the body of Christ to lead during this national emergency!
Viral Love in Times of Crisis
The story of pandemics is as old as human history. In fact, the rise of Christianity probably would not have happened without them. A close look at the records from Roman cities of the era reveals that the Christian response to epidemics is a large part of the reason why faith triumphed over unbelief….
God’s Remedy for an Infected Nation
What is the church’s message during this time of national difficulty? For weeks, America’s elected officials have worked overtime to propagate a message of social distancing and increased hygiene. What about the church? Are God’s people working overtime to propagate a particular message to an infected nation filled with fear and anxiety? … provides God’s people with an action plan for aligning our hearts with the heart of God in times of crisis….
Preparing to Minister in a Pandemic
Two things offer Christians a great advantage in understanding what is transpiring around us. In Matthew chapter 22, some religious leaders asked Jesus a question. These were people trying to make sense of the world around them, but…
Evaluating the Coronavirus Pandemic from a Christian Perspective
Perhaps the most debilitating symptom of the coronavirus is fear. Officially a global pandemic, and declared a national emergency in America, the coronavirus is producing widespread fear and panic. Is this fear merited? And what should our mindset be as Christians in this time of national anxiety?