Grief & Suffering
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Hard questions in hard times

Q&A | Is the coronavirus turning our attention toward God?
by Nick Eicher & Megan Basham
Posted 4/09/20, 08:25 pm

Earlier this week in an interview with Fox News about the coronavirus, Franklin Graham said, “I don’t think God planned for this to happen. It’s because of the sin that’s in the world, Judge. Man has turned his back on God. We have sinned against Him, and we need to ask for God’s forgiveness. And that’s what Easter is all about.”

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Healing and hope

Coronavirus | The coronavirus brings suffering—but also glimmers of redemption
by Sophia Lee
Posted 4/09/20, 06:34 pm

It started with fatigue on March 9—a heavy feeling, like his joints were tied with weights, or like he had just run a marathon. Ryan Anderson, assistant pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tenn., didn’t think too much of it. He had a busy Sunday the day before, and he had lost an hour of sleep due to daylight saving. And fatigue was not an unusual symptom for a pastor of 750 worshippers and a father of three young daughters. 

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Anchors that hold

Coronavirus | Looking back helps us face forward
by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/08/20, 02:18 pm

Once on a visit to my Iraqi friend Insaf, who lives outside Toronto, I got lost. I went walking to take an editorial team phone call—back before Zoom took over our lives—and lost my way as the meeting went long, the houses and streets looked the same, and it began to snow. Then my cell phone died.

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