“The Role of the Church in the Time of Coronavirus”

“The Role of the Church in the Time of Coronavirus”

Happy Monday, Friends!!!

In this tragic time of this pandemic, what is your church doing to reach out to and serve the orphan, the poor, the homeless, the elderly, the incarcerated, and those who have been infected with the COVID-19?

A lot of children just became orphans and homeless as a result of losing their parents to the coronavirus.

A lot of unemployed mothers just lost their husbands–their only source of income in the family–and became single unemployed moms due to the COVID-19.

Many-stay-at-home moms, who were financially dependent on their working husbands to make it in life, just lost their hubbies, due to this pandemic.

Many grandsons and granddaughters just lost their grandparents, who provided them with a home and daily nutrition, to this pandemic.

Many elderly just lost their spouses, close companions, or life partners, and suddenly, they became lonely and are now having a difficult time to adapt and transition through this new life–as a result of this deadly disease.

Children of undocumented parents, who were their only source providers, just lost their undocumented mom or dad, or both, to the coronavirus nightmare.

Adopted adolescent sons and daughters just lost their adoptive parents to this disaster.

What is your church doing to
serve these individuals and reach out to this vulnerable population in your city?

What is God calling you to do to attend to the needs of these individuals and families in your community?

#THECHURCHANDCOVID19

“Social Distancing, Reading, and Intellectual Growth in the time of Coronavirus”

“Social Distancing, Reading, and Intellectual Growth In the time of Coronavirus”

While I am self-quarantining at home or practicing physical distancing, I plan to order first the new books that I do not own and second to read (them) voraciously –throughout the summer:

  1. “The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.” by Peniel E. Joseph
  2. “Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own” by Eddie S. Glaude
  3. “Capital and Ideology” by Thomas Piketty
  4. “Autochtonomies: Transnationalism, Testimony, and Transmission in the African Diaspora” by Myriam J. A. Chancy
  5. “In a Post-Hegelian Spirit: Philosophical Theology as Idealistic Discontent” by Gary Dorrien
  6. “The Enlightenment that Failed: Ideas, Revolution, and Democratic Defeat, 1748-1830” by Jonathan I. Israel
  7. “Christ and the Common Life: Political Theology and the Case for Democracy” by Luke Bretherton
  8. “Paul and the Language of Faith” by Nijay K Gupta
  9. “Pauline Dogmatics: The Triumph of God’s Love” by Douglas Campbell
  10. “The Haitian Revolution: Capitalism, Slavery and Counter-Modernity” by Eduardo Grüner

***What are you reading while you are self-quarantining at home?

*** So far, in the past two weeks while practicing social distancing, I already devoured four novels.

#Readingwhilesocialdistancing

#Readinginthetimeofcoronavirus

Describe your theology with four people through photos

Because everybody is playing this game, I want to play it too. We are all followers 🙂

Describe your theology with four people through photos:

Just in case you do not recognize these figures:

  1. James H. Cone (African American theologian)
  2. St. Augustin of Hippo (African theologian)
  3. Gustavo Gutierrez (Latin American theologians)
  4. Jonathan Edwards (White American theologian)

***Of course, I can list many more theologians, including both women and womanist theologians, who have influenced me as a theologian, thinker, and writer; yet I want to observe or play by the rules of the game.