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By Federico G. Villanueva 29 May 2020
Lament During A Pandemic

Lament During A Pandemic

God is always worthy of our praise, but the Bible is full of rich expressions of relationships with God that cover a wide range of experiences and emotions. God in his infinite wisdom included this in his divine word. Yet so often, all over the world, Christians and the church at wide seem locked in to praise and thanksgiving at the exclusion of pouring out our hearts to our loving Father in heaven. Federico Villanueva helps us to engage with our grief during this time of hardship and trial as a result of the coronavirus pandemic by pointing us to the word of God in Lamentations.

By Chinyere Felicia Priest 19 May 2020
COVID-19 Directives and Religious Communities

COVID-19 Directives and Religious Communities

In some cases religious leaders across the spectrum of faiths have made statements or encouraged behaviour contravening the general consensus and against WHO advice. But what does the Bible tell us about how to respond to the coronavirus pandemic? What lessons does the word of God hold for us and how can it help us deal with the current pandemic? Chinyere Felicia Priest opens up the Old Testament for us in this article.

By Gordon Showell-Rogers 3 May 2020
Reflections On Our Times

Reflections On Our Times

Gordon Showell-Rogers reflects on the current golobal situation and how amidst the lament and the appropriate silence, the church has an opportunity to do what Jesus’s people are called to do at all times and in all places – namely, to draw near to God and to make him known in deed as well as in word.

By Bryson Arthur 29 April 2020
Coronavirus: The Hidden Enemy

Coronavirus: The Hidden Enemy

Where is God in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic? Bryson Arthur, as an author of a book devoted to the issue of suffering, is well-placed to offer solace to those struggling mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually from the impact of the world's current number one foe. And solace can be had, and it is found only in that place of ultimate worship of the triune God – the cross of Jesus Christ. We can even begin to learn some of the answers in our search for meaning in this time of global crisis.

By Hikmat Kashouh 23 April 2020
Resurrection Church Beirut – Coronavirus Update

Resurrection Church Beirut – Coronavirus Update

What is the situation with us at the moment? A situation report is often used in military operations and uses non-emotional language with simple facts. Pastor Hikmat Kashouh explains how our situation in Lebanon has developed, and the actions Resurrection Church Beirut are taking to ensure the message of hope is still being heard.

By Martin Accad 20 March 2020
Love in the Time of Pandemic

Love in the Time of Pandemic

Soon our scientists will discover the vaccine; human immunity will ramp up; the air’s temperature will rise and possibly limit the lifespan of the virus. All will return to normal. But will we remember the lessons of the time of pandemic when our world was coming to an end? Sadly, most will not, but perhaps some will. Would that we honor the victims of COVID-19 – from Wuhan in China to Codogno in Lombardy, Italy – by retaining the values learned in the time of the pandemic that claimed their lives. Would that the values of God’s Kingdom be remembered and practiced beyond the time of tragedy, suffering, and death.