As well as spreading rapidly around the world, the coronavirus has also taken over the media. It seems like every single article on Christian and secular blogs is covering some aspect of the virus. Not that I can complain—earlier this week I wrote a post about how the pandemic is shaping my prayers. As Christians, we do need to be thinking carefully and biblically about this massive event. Here are some of the most helpful links I’ve found.
Love in the Time of Coronavirus: A guide for Christian leaders by Andy Crouch [or Justin Taylor’s summary: A Guide for Christian Leaders in the Time of Coronavirus]
We’re Not At The Gates Yet by Chris Thomas
Of Love, Sacrifice, and Toilet Paper by Glenna Marshall
Christians, This Is Our Moment: A Call to Clarity and Mission by Ed Stetzer and Andrew Macdonald
A Practical Way to Love Your (Self-Isolated) Neighbor by Elijah Elkins
Pastoring Through a Pandemic by Darryl Dash
5 Things to Remember When the Coronavirus Cancels Your Life by Brett Harris
The Gospel Coalition has a whole section on coronavirus resources, including some of the articles I’ve just linked to.
Brett McCracken has put together a relevant playlist: Songs of Comfort for Anxious Souls (Free Playlist)
“And surely I am with you, to the very end of the age.”
Wonderful in these dark times to know that Christ isn’t doing any social distancing.
— Sam Allberry (@SamAllberry) March 18, 2020
It may be weeks or months away, but the local church will gather again. Anticipate how good that is going to be, saints.
The Word sung, preached, and celebrated. Hugs, tears, and renewed vigor for discipleship.
The same Lord we will worship then is Lord now. He is good.
— JT English (@jt_english) March 16, 2020
Here are a few songs to sing in dark days
A Mighty Fortress
Be Still My Soul
Be Thou My Vision
Behold Our God
How Firm a Foundation
It Is Well
Rock of Ages
‘Tis So Sweet to Trust In Jesus
What a Friend We Have In Jesus
When Trials Come
— Garrett Kell ن (@pastorjgkell) March 14, 2020
I’m already daydreaming about the kind of party we’re going to have at @BuckRun when we get to meet together again. Which made me appreciate even more the bigger party to come, by a glassy sea, with all the gathered saints. We have a lot to look forward to.
— Adrian Mathenia (@AdrianMathenia) March 17, 2020
Today my pastor called to check on how I’m doing, since he knows I’m self-quarantined because I’m immunocompromised.
This is what shepherding looks like: remembering the vulnerable.
More than just saying we are one Body, we can show it’s true. Check in. #COVIDー19
— K.J. Ramsey (@kjramseywrites) March 15, 2020