The coronavirus has impacted the Church in unprecedented ways. In this Faithlife Live, N. T. Wright discusses a different perspective for responding to the pandemic, why it’s important to be rooted in Scripture, and how to carry out the Church’s calling amid it all.
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Learn more from N. T. Wright about responding to the coronavirus
What should we think about the coronavirus crisis? Some people think they know: “This is a sign of the end,” they say. “It’s all predicted in the book of Revelation.” Others disagree but are equally clear: “This is a call to repent. God is judging the world, and through this disease, he’s telling us to change.” Some join in the chorus of blame and condemnation: “It’s the fault of the Chinese, the government, and the World Health Organization.”
N. T. Wright examines these reactions to the virus and finds them wanting. Instead, he shows that a careful reading of the Bible and Christian history offers simple though profound answers to our many questions, including:
- What should be the Christian response?
- How should we think about God?
- How do we live in the present?
- Why should we lament?
- What should we learn about ourselves?
- How do we recover?
Written by one of the world’s foremost New Testament scholars, God and the Pandemic serves as a guide for reading today’s world events through the light of Jesus’ death and resurrection.
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