Did God Cause the Coronavirus Pandemic? (w/ N.T. Wright)


The Covid-19 pandemic has killed more than 400,000 people in less than a year. Is God punishing us or calling us to repentance? or maybe it’s a warning about the end being near?

It can be tempting to reduce these tragedies to signs and messages from God, but that misses a very important step in our vocation as Christians.

In his newest book, N.T. Wright suggests we should respond to suffering with lament and mourning. Then we can ask what we should be doing about it.

We also asked him about how Christians should be responding to the racial tensions in our country, and his response is clear and concise.

Get “God and the Pandemic” here. Learn more about Professor Wright on his website. If you want to dive further into his understanding of Romans 8, he suggested checking out this book by Haley Goranson Jacob.

Read more about why lament matters:

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Sondra Peters
Sondra Peters
June 30, 2020 3:51 pm

what was Dr. Wright referring to when he said that people have been forced to live on the slopes of an active volcano?

Debra S
Debra S
July 22, 2020 9:38 am

Better yet. Read Revelation in the Bible. It’s very clear we are in the end times. Make your mind up now to accept Jesus! What have you got to lose? What if the Bible is right ( and it always is)? And you decide not to accept Jesus and you were wrong ?

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