Faith and Pestilence

April 2020 Pulse On 31 December 2019, Wuhan, the largest metropolitan region in China’s Hubei province reported an outbreak of cases of people who have become ill with an inexplicable respiratory infection (‘pneumonia of unknown aetiology’). Sequencing reveals that...

A Christian View of the COVID-19 Pandemic (Part 1)

Is this a Sign of the End of the World? As I write this, more than three billion (one-third of the world’s population) are living under lock down as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread around the world, with more than 450,000 confirmed cases. Nearly 21,000 have...

Christian Courage

April 2020 Credo “In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” (Jn 16:33) February 2020 marked the fifth anniversary of the brutal murder of 21 Coptic Orthodox Christians by Daesh or ISIS in Libya. It is difficult to forget the...

A Christian Theology of Life and Death

April 2020 Special Article Introduction Issues of life and death are among the most fundamental of all human concerns. Since the beginning of recorded history, human life has flourished all over the face of the earth. However, it has also been inevitably marked by the...

Teach Your Children Well

March 2020 Credo In arguably one of their most iconic songs, the folk rock group of the 1970s, Crosby, Stills and Nash, offers this perennially sound advice: “Teach your children well, / Their father’s hell did slowly go by.” From an infinitely more authoritative...