20 September 2020

20 Sep 2020 by Curated by Sue McK in: Read, Watch, Listen and BLOG
  • Will the church survive the Covid-19 damage?Christy Thomas writes in Patheos: "A quick and dirty summary: the organisations that will survive and thrive during and after the pandemic are those with a great deal of flexibility and that do not require a great deal of face-to-face contact, just about the opposite description of most churches and indeed of denominational structures." (3min read) 
  • Godly Grief:To be prevented from gathering is to have a basic impulse of the Christian faith frustrated...in many places a deep grief has also begun to hover like a fog...(Many) are feeling demoralised, frustrated, and angry, as they see relationships and ministries built up with great effort, over years, disintegrate and suffer dereliction. As the months go on, the hope of being able to recover and revitalise is slipping...Yet Christian communities have a distinct grief that can only be understood by thinking in terms of their faith. (6min read, ABC Religion and Ethics)