Fear, Facts & Faith

A Current Events Livestream Series

The Fear, Facts & Faith series was developed by Gordon-Conwell’s Mockler Center for Faith and Ethics in the Public Square 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, check out our upcoming events, access our video resources, and sign up for our newsletter.

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Upcoming Event

Perfect Love Casts Out All Fear: Vaccines, Safe Living, and
Loving Thy Neighbor in the Age of COVID-19

Date: Thursday January 28, 2021
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30 p.m.

Special Guests:

  • Dr. Jono Quick, MD – Managing Director for Pandemic Response, Preparedness, and Prevention at The Rockefeller Foundation; former Director at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland;  author of The End of Epidemics: The Looming Threat to Humanity and How to Stop It.
  • Dr. Francis Collins, MD – Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Collins holds the unique distinction of having served as Director under three U.S. presidents.

Stay tuned for more information!

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.


On April 23rd, our COVID-19: In God We Trust? livestream featured economics and theology global thought leaders to discuss the impending recession, market volatility and the disproportionate financial impact 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.


On May 21st, our COVID-19: Who is Our Neighbor? livestream explored the increase in xenophobia and racial stereotyping during the pandemic and how the church can and should respond.


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.


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.

Panelists Reading & Resource List

On November 9th, our Fear, Facts and Faith: Black History and White Empathy, The Seeds of a New Awakening? livestream addressed racial reconciliation from a biblical and pastoral perspective.

Panelists  Reading List

On November 23rd, our Fear, Facts and Faith: A Place at the Table, Beloved Community and Blessed Diversity livestream explored the concept of “belonging” and offered ideas for healing relationships.



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