Six Reasons Every Pastor Should Require Masks and Social Distancing at Church

I’ve said it before, navigating pastoral ministry is tricky business. But one thing that you can take to the bank is that requiring masks and social distancing at church is an outstanding pastoral decision. The nice thing is that you don’t really have to think about it. The government and health experts have already done … More Six Reasons Every Pastor Should Require Masks and Social Distancing at Church

Unprecedented Times Call for Precedented Measures: Coronavirus and Cancelling Church Services

[Author’s note: The thoughts in this article have been expanded in a recently published book, Essential Service, available as a free PDF download.] “We are living in unprecedented times.” If you’re like me, you’ve heard that phrase more than once this past month. Maybe you’ve even said it. In many ways, it is a true statement. … More Unprecedented Times Call for Precedented Measures: Coronavirus and Cancelling Church Services

Thinking Biblically About the Coronavirus, Pestilences, and the End Times

Many Christians today are prone to think that the coronavirus “pandemic” is proof-positive that Jesus is coming back soon (i.e. within this generation). They see the worldwide scale of the virus and conclude that it must be a sign that the pale horse of Revelation 6 is at work in a special way in our generation. But is this really the proper way to think about the current global situation? … More Thinking Biblically About the Coronavirus, Pestilences, and the End Times