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 […]

The Coronavirus: What Would Jesus Do?

I am asked again and again, what should Christians do during this coronavirus pandemic? Perhaps the best way to answer that question is the one famously asked by the Rev. Charles Sheldon in his phenomenally best-selling novel In His Steps published in 1896 at the turn of the 20th century. This novel, perhaps the best-selling […]

Did God Make the Novel Coronavirus? Three Questions to Consider

As Tony Stark (a.k.a. Iron Man) said to the alien invaders near the beginning of Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War, “The earth is closed today!” The world continues to respond to the current novel coronavirus pandemic by closing everything from churches, to restaurants, to movie theaters, and many other public spaces in order to limit person-to-person […]