For Some, COVID-19 is an Opportunity

I saw this in a recent newsletters from missionaries in the Middle East.  Although they're not Americans, they were in the U.S. for medical treatment unrelated to COVID-19.  They dodged the chaos of cancelled flights and quarantines to get back to the field and report this: We thank God that he protected us and gave …

A Challenging Coronavirus Take from an Iraqi Muslim

Dr. Manal Hadi Kanaan is a lecturer of microbiology and anatomy in the Technical Institute of Suwaira/Middle Technical University in Iraq.  She recently posted this on Researchgate, which means in front of her peers, about COVID-19.  Her English is not the best but her idea is clear (emphasis mine): In light of the circumstances in …

Liberty, Prosperity and Life — vulcanhammer.info

I've spent some time trying to figure out something worthwhile to say about the COVID-19 crisis and the challenges it has for our civilisation, but as I am wont to do I turned back to the history of my 144-year enduring family business to accomplish that.  Hope you enjoy it. Although Vulcan would experience more …

From the Home Church, a Virtual Coffee Hour

I've discussed my home church, Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, often, and plan to do so in the future.  Bethesda is in the middle of our current crisis.  Their Rector, James Harlan, was at the same conference where the rector that brought COVID-19 to Chattanooga attended.  And they, like so many churches, has taken their church online …

Elevations on Prophecies — The Bossuet Project

This series continues from the last series, and is an interesting treatment of several topics concerning the Old Testament’s prediction of Jesus Christ: Prophecies under the Patriarchs The Prophecy of Moses The Prophecy of David The other prophecies Reflection on Prophecies The Appearance of God in a new way; and what does the promised coming […] …

Wednesday Night Church Online, and One of My Favorite People

My church has decided to go completely online to avoid the crowd issues of COVID-19.  This is our first crack at Wednesday night service online, called "Word at Home."  It features our Pastor, Mark Williams, and a gathering of men to do music, led by Jeremy Richardson, formerly of the Christian group Avalon.  After that …

Intiction: “I Don’t Think You Can Do That”

The raging COVID-19, "...like a roaring lion, is prowling about, eager to devour you." (1 Peter 5:8 TCNT)  The way some people are reacting to this make you wonder.  I follow a fair number of people on Catholic Twitter and some of them have jumped the shark.  One trad even disparaged Thomas Aquinas because he …

“I Will Heal Your Diseases…” Comforting Lyrics from an Anglican Bishop

The Bishop is the ACNA's Bill Atwood, the song is "I Will Build You a City," which is featured in our Gospel presentation: https://youtu.be/-pBKvmbZ5EA The entire album he made--3:25 A.M.--is here: https://youtu.be/s5FVxJ4XMOg Smooth and comforting music for difficult times.

“Let’s Kill All the Lawyers” Episcopal Style: A Continuing COVID-19 Saga

It doesn't get any better for Chattanooga since the Rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, the Rev. Brad Whitaker, went about town with the COVID-19 he had contracted while at an Episcopal conference.  Among his many stops (which are documented in this article) is this one: On Feb. 28, Whitaker led a memorial service for …

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