Did God Cause the Coronavirus Pandemic? If Not, Why Did He Allow It?

In the last month I have been asked with great frequency, “Did God cause the Coronavirus pandemic. If not, why did He allow it if He is indeed omnipotent?” Whenever we seek to answer such questions, we must first express our humility, remembering the Apostle Paul’s admonition, “Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom […]

Why Are We So Shocked by the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Question: Why are we so shocked by the coronavirus pandemic? Answer:  As I was surfing the internet the other day, I came across a title that arrested my attention. It read, “Global Deaths: Jan. 1-March 30, 2020” on worldometer.info. As I scrolled down the list, I was shocked by the numbers. Here they are (at the […]

Should Churches Comply with Government Mandates to Temporarily Close?

In the last few weeks, social media and the internet, in general, have been replete with debates about whether or not churches should comply with government mandates to suspend worship services and related church group activities as the country seeks to stem the spread of the incredibly contagious Coronavirus. Many have said, “Yes, we have […]

Faith In a Time of Crisis

The Coronavirus pandemic has painfully liberated Americans from the fallacy that we are in control. Frankly, as twenty-first century Americans, we live in an artificial bubble, where death is not a constant companion like it has been for most human beings, in most places, for most of human history. C. S. Lewis, contemplating the fears […]