Christians and the Coronavirus

Periodically, significant world events occur that require us to think biblically as Christians and respond in God-oriented ways of faith. The current Coronavirus pandemic is one such case. As Christians, we are called to be ruled by the fear of the Lord, not the fear of circumstances or the fear of a virus. Knowing what this faithful response should look like requires careful thinking in wisdom. To that end, we have gathered a number of resources here to help us all think critically about the pandemic and respond in ways pleasing to the Lord.

Battling the Coronavirus Panic

In this article, Denny Burke writes about a Christian response to panic. He explores the root of panic and how we can turn our eye to the Lord in the midst of it. 

8 Things the Coronavirus Should Teach Us

During a pandemic like this one, it can be tempting to look at what is happening around us loose sight of the fact that God is still at work building his church. He is actually using the Coronavirus to do something good and beneficial for us. Mark Odin reminds us of 8 things this pandemic can teach us in this TGC article. 

The FAQs: Coronavirus Explained by an Infectious Disease Expert and Pastor

The title says it all. This article provides a medically and biblically informed perspective, answering important questions regarding the coronavirus.

How Do We Make Sense of the Coronavirus?

John Piper remarks on how Christians should think about the Coronavirus on this Ask Pastor John video.

Fear: TableTalk Magazine March 2020 Digital Issue

“The providential timing of this month’s theme in Tabletalk magazine, “Fear,” is hard to miss. To encourage you and build you up in a time when our families, neighbors, and coworkers need to see Christians firmly trusting in Christ alone, [Ligonier has] made the March 2020 issue free to read.” This digital issue includes articles intended to help Christians deal with various fears including fears of disease, financial loss, dying. 

How DC Churches Responded When the Government Banned Public Gatherings During the Spanish Flu of 1918

The most recent virus is not the only sweeping sickness God’s people have had to face. This article by 9 Marks details how the American Church dealt with the Spanish Flu a century ago.