As a pastor and former CDC medical officer, Dr. Stephen Ko brings a unique and important perspective on the coronavirus and the Church’s response. His passion for evangelism and his expertise in public health inform the advice and encouragement he offers.
NAE President Walter Kim hosts Today’s Conversation, where you’ll hear Dr. Ko share:
- How pandemics of the past compare to today’s coronavirus;
- What epidemiological details are helpful for Christians to understand;
- How stigma and racial stereotypes are affecting Asian Americans; and
- What words he hopes will sum up the Church’s response.
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Walter: You’ve mentioned throughout this podcast the impact the coronavirus has had on multiple aspects of life. The coronavirus has strained the economy, mental health, education, at risk populations, community life, and on and on. It seems like our efforts must be broad and prolonged. What are the implications for the long-term nature of these challenges for the Church?
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- NAE Coronavirus Response & Resources
- Care Package for the Church
- “The Sacrifice of Social Distancing” — article by Dr. Stephen Ko on The Alliance website
- “Coronavirus Fears Mean We Need More Communion, Not Less” — article by Dr. Stephen Ko at Christianity Today
- “To Cancel or Not to Cancel” — article by Walter Kim and Timothy Dalrymple at Christianity Today
- Follow Dr. Ko on Twitter at @drsteveko
Today’s Conversation is brought to you by Christian Community Credit Union.