The Tragic Death of Carsyn Leigh Davis Who Attended a Party at First Assembly of God in Fort Myers, Florida and Contracted COVID-19

A dark story comes out of an Assembly of God Church in Fort Myers, Florida. In the middle of a pandemic a mother takes her immune compromised daughter to a church party at First Assembly of God Fort Myers where she contracts COVID-19. It also turns out that the mother who is allegedly into Christian nationalism and junk science then administers the discredited drug  hydroxychloroquine to her daughter. Two days after her 17th birthday Carysn Davis died  in an ICU and remains one of the youngest fatalities of the COVID-19 pandemic in Florida. A child is dead in Florida and it could have been prevented. This is a story that highlights why evangelicalism is so flawed as junk science, evangelical culture, and Christian nationalism are woven together in this tragedy. Continue reading

Tim Spanburg of Christ Community Church in Shawnee Mission, Kansas Pleads With Evangelicals to Wear Face Masks so His Son Can Go to Church

This blog previously wrote about evangelicals and face masks in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over at Christ Community Church in Shawnee Mission, Kansas Tim Spanning writes a passionate blog post asking for evangelicals to wear face masks. Why? His son is at high risk for COVID-19 and he would like for his son to be able to come to church again.  Continue reading

A Collection of What The Gospel Coalition Published About the COVID-19 Pandemic During April and May of 2020

The Gospel Coalition has been quite active in writing and offering a theological response to the COVID-19 pandemic since it took off in the United States in March. This blog monitors The Gospel Coalition for trends, issues and perspectives. The Gospel Coalition represents the Neo-Calvinists viewpoint. In this post are a number of articles that were published during the April and May time frame that this blog wanted to capture.  Continue reading

The Lonely Death of Nan Durrett From COVID-19 as Told in Baptist News Global

In the Baptist New Global they had a disturbing article about someone dealing with COVID-19. How she became infected and how she died isolated and alone. Its hard to read but the op-ed points to how the United States needs to take better care of seniors. And from my point of view it also illustrates why the COVID-19 virus needs to be taken seriously. A virus will not discriminate  between young and old. Black or white. A virus like this doesn’t care and will leave a lot of death in its wake. Continue reading

The COVID-19 Pandemic is Exposing the Divide Between the Young and the Elderly in American Evangelicalism

American evangelicalism has long been focused on the young. As such the elderly are routinely neglected. However, we are in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic and that generation divide between the young and the old will be made worse by this medical crisis. Expect to see the further estrangement of the elderly by many evangelical churches as churches try to reopen. Continue reading

Evangelical “Intellectual” Eric Metaxas Continues His Decline as he Hosts Anti-Vaccine Conspiracy Theorist Kent Heckenlively on his Radio Show

Recently Eric Metaxas had Kent Heckenlively on his radio show. The conspiracy theorist known for the plandemic conspiracy theory was tragically given credit where none is deserved. As Eric Metaxas becomes more irrelevant and fringe his credibility declines by the day. This post looks at Eric Metaxas and his support to the anti-vaccination movement. This blog writer is a firm believer in science and vaccines. Plus its my goal to encourage you to embrace vaccines and science. Science and modern medicine is a gift to American civilization and the west.  Continue reading

Tom Nelson’s Christ Community Church is Surveying its Membership and Attenders About Re-Opening During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Christ Community Church in the Kansas City and Kansas area recently sent out a survey to its members and attenders asking them a number of questions about re-opening and some issues under consideration. As this blog continues to write about the EFCA and the COVID-19 pandemic this blog is documenting how Christ Community Church is carefully proceeding on the difficult issue of re-opening. Continue reading