Coronavirus testing starts at some Home Depot and Publix locations, DeSantis says in West Boca

“These sites are not meant for people who feel sick,” Moskowitz said. “If you feel sick, you have symptoms, we’re not asking you to come drive here. We want you to go to the testing sites we’ve set up. But if you’re out shopping, if you’re out back in society, and you just want to get a test, you want to know for sure. … That’s the whole point of these sites.” ... Read More

The Revolution Will Not Be Videoed

What Paul and Silas might have said about George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor and and and … For many of us, anger, sadness, frustration, and fatigue are not episodic responses but chronic conditions. In recent days we’ve all seen, heard, and read of the lynching of Ahmaud Arbery, the shooting of Breonna Taylor, the use of the police by a white woman to threaten Christian Cooper, Minneapolis police officers executing George Floyd, and of the fact that COVID-19... Read More

As ex-Minneapolis officer arrested on murder charge, protesters at his Orlando-area home demand justice for George Floyd

Protestors yell outside a home in Windermere, Florida, on Friday, May 29, 2020, The home is owned by Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer videotaped kneeling on the neck of George Floyd before his death. The video has sparked a national outcry. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel)(Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel) ... Read More

An Appeal Letter to Governor Pritzker from Illinois Faith Leaders and Churches

Governors care about the people; so do church leaders. We need to work together. May 27, 2020 Dear Governor Pritzker, On behalf of clergy and religious congregations across the State of Illinois, we the undersigned wish to express our deep gratitude for your thoughtful and energetic leadership during the crisis in which our State is currently immersed. The need for your strong leadership is unusually apparent to us, as our congregations have been greatly impacted by this crisis. Some of us... Read More

An Appeal Letter to Governor Pritzker from Illinois Faith Leaders for Better Communication and Collaboration with Churches

Governors care about the people; so do church leaders. We need to work together. May 27, 2020 Dear Governor Pritzker, On behalf of clergy and religious congregations across the State of Illinois, we the undersigned wish to express our deep gratitude for your thoughtful and energetic leadership during the crisis in which our State is currently immersed. The need for your strong leadership is unusually apparent to us, as our congregations have been greatly impacted by this crisis. Some of us... Read More

Vulnerable Gulf Migrants Offered ‘God’s Karuna’ in Bible Society Outreach

In prayer, aid, and employment, Christian ministries struggle to adapt to the new coronavirus norms. There is no social distancing in a labor camp. Living in cramped conditions, sometimes 10 to a room, migrant workers in the Gulf are widely considered among the international communities most vulnerable to the new coronavirus. Seeking a share of the region’s petrodollars as remittances for their poor families and communities back home, migrant laborers far outnumber the Middle Eastern... Read More

Understanding, Engaging, and Deploying the Generations, Part 2: The Baby Boomers

The Boomers came in the early stages of a technological and innovation revolution, which also influenced the church. Several things happened in the year 2000. We made it to January 1 without the fears of the Y2K bug being realized. The Millennial generation was filling up college campuses. And Tom Brokaw published a book called The Greatest Generation. He described the Builder generation who fought World War II, survived the Great Depression, and sacrificed greatly to build America. You... Read More

When Pastors and Pews Disagree on Churches Reopening

Pastoral submission amid a pandemic: Who should Christians heed when following Romans 13 and Hebrews 13 seems to conflict? As churches around the country begin to cautiously reopen, many parishioners may feel caught between their government’s advice and their pastor’s. As parishioners decide whether to return to reopened churches or are frustrated with a lack of movement to reopen, how should they respond? What do we do when we disagree? CT asked a variety of Christian leaders to... Read More