Editor-in-Chief Brian Kaylor reflects on preachers spreading anti-vaccination messages amid a continuing COVID pandemic. Kaylor also highlights the medical and biblical wisdom of Francis Collins of the National Institutes of Health.
Francis Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health and an outspoken evangelical Christian, urged his fellow evangelicals, many of whom have resisted the COVID-19 vaccine, to get the shot and encourage others to do the same.
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention loosened the agency’s social distancing recommendations on Tuesday, announcing that fully vaccinated people who wear masks can safely attend many indoor events such as worship services.
Famines in biblical times were interpreted as more than mere natural occurrences. The authors of the Hebrew Bible used famine as a mechanism of divine wrath and destruction – but also as a storytelling device, a way to move the narrative forward.
A study by Nashville-based Lifeway Research found U.S. churchgoers were less likely to be involved in small groups during the pandemic, but many added some digital and individual activities to their discipleship routines.
Steven K. Green writes that in prioritizing religious liberty claims over health and anti-bias concerns, the Supreme Court’s conservative majority has promoted a skewed conception of what religious freedom is.
Editor-in-Chief Brian Kaylor reacts to recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings on coronavirus restrictions and worship. He argues a majority of the justices wrongly compare worship gatherings to commercial activities.