Out-of-the-Box Ways COVID-19 Helped Our Congregation

Out-of-the-Box Ways COVID-19 Helped Our Congregation

The pandemic has been extremely difficult for clergy as congregational leaders. We have had to rethink a lot of our preconceived notions and adapt to a significant new reality. From the beginning, I said I believed that when this is all over, we will have experienced...
Hospital Suspends 178 After Forced Vaccination Suit

Hospital Suspends 178 After Forced Vaccination Suit

More than 100 unvaccinated employees have filed a lawsuit against Houston Methodist Hospital over its vaccine mandate. On Tuesday, the hospital suspended without pay 178 of its employees who refused to be vaccinated against COVID-19. It is shocking to see a group of...
How Gov’t Funding Spurs Vaccine Development

How Gov’t Funding Spurs Vaccine Development

Private industry investments in vaccine development have declined in recent decades. Vaccine development is a very expensive and complicated process, and so investors naturally look to more certain profitable ventures. The fact that we have not had a massive pandemic...
‘Just 15 Minutes to Mourn’

‘Just 15 Minutes to Mourn’

A CNN report in mid-March on the devastating impact of COVID-19 on the Brazilian population was strikingly sad, especially considering the rapidly increasing availability of vaccines. At one Rio de Janeiro cemetery – on the day of the report, March 22 – funerals were...
Making Sense of What Happens to You

Making Sense of What Happens to You

With over half a million deaths in this country alone, who has not been touched by this pandemic? The unseen lines of connection have been skewed or even severed as our once familiar communities have been crippled. In the aftermath, there’s a deep need to rebuild the...