God and Covid-19

What are we supposed to think about the coronavirus crisis? There’s been no shortage of strongly expressed opinion on social media. Some people join in the chorus of blame and condemnation: ‘It’s the fault of the Chinese, the government, the World Health Organization…’

And among religious people, there are others who are certain about what they think. ‘This is a sign of the End,’ they say. Others disagree with that, but are equally clear: ‘This is a call to repent. God is judging the world and through this disease he’s telling us to change.’

In a new book, God and the Pandemic, Tom Wright examines the reactions to the virus and finds them wanting. Instead, he looks at a different way of seeing and responding – a way that draws on the teachings and examples of the Bible, and above all on the way of living, thinking and praying shown us by Jesus of Nazareth.

To welcome the launch of the book, we’re hosting a live-stream event with Tom Wright this coming Wednesday (3 June). Justin Brierley of Premier Radio’s Unbelievable? show will ask him about the book, and viewers will be able to ask questions live.

Join us on the Christian Evidence Facebook page on Wednesday 3 June at 8pm UK time, or 3pm EDT.