Our Fear, Facts and Faith series was developed to help people think deeply and theologically about the COVID-19 global pandemic. It has expanded to equip people with resources to live out the Christian response to other current events as well. The series has featured experts in theology, epidemiology, economics, psychology, race and leadership. To learn more, access the video resources below, check out our blog posts and sign up for our newsletter.
On March 31st, our COVID-19: Fear, Facts & Faith livestream brought together global thought leaders in the fields of epidemiology, economics, psychology and theology to discuss the technical and the spiritual issues facing our communities. For more information on the panelists, view their bios here.
On April 23rd, our COVID-19: In God We Trust? livestream featured economics and theology global thought leaders to discuss the impending recession, staggering debt, market volatility and the disproportionate financial impact of the virus on minority communities.
On April 30rd, our COVID-19: New Wineskins for a New Normal livestream featured biblical and pastoral perspectives to equipping us to respond more faithfully and more effectively. Our panelists included pastors from urban, suburban and rural churches, in addition to Gordon-Conwell professors.
On May 21st, our COVID-19: Who is Our Neighbor? livestream explored the disturbing increase in xenophobia and racial stereotyping during the pandemic and how the church can and should respond. Our panelists included diverse Gordon-Conwell professors.
On May 21st, our COVID-19: New Wineskins for a New Normal, II – Transformation Leadership livestream explored how churches can creatively adapt to new challenges during reopening and what transformational leadership looks like at this unique time.
Racism can no longer be swept under the rug. On July 2nd, our Fear, Facts and Faith: Race in America, A Nation on Its Knees livestream wrestled with America’s original sin, racism, from biblical and pastoral perspectives. The resources mentioned in the livestream are available in the section below the video.
There is a Balm in Gilead: A Call to Lament Together, by Dr. Emmett Price.
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, by Robin DiAngelo
The Color of Wealth of Boston, by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston