Learning from the history of SARS and other illness-related quarantines, it is clear that mental, emotional and relational health will have suffered under the period of social distancing. Many churches have begun addressing emotional health already with conversations happening online about faith and the realities of anxiety, fears and stress—even topics like depression, loneliness and suicide, which are less commonly addressed in church, are getting some airtime. But there are some issues people are struggling with that will likely not be considered.
By P. Charles Lee From today’s Bible reading in Psalms we are affirmed that God hears our prayers: “I call to God and the LORD will save me. Evening and morning and at noon I utter my complaint and moan, and he hears my voice” (Ps 55:16-17). That God hears our prayers is one of the melodic […]
My family is walking through a season of grief. My father-in-law passed away in Korea last week. We could not go to the funeral, because of the COVID-19 situation. We looked into every possibility to go and be there in person to grieve together, but there was no way for us to go or make […]