You’ve probably noticed the ever tightening restrictions being imposed around the idea of ‘social distancing’ under the threat of COVID-19 – Coronavirus.
Of course our Chief Health Officers are responsible for the well-being of the community as a whole and so far we’ve seen no reluctance from the Christian Church to act in ways contrary to directions.
The latest announcement from PM Scott Morrision is that non-essential indoor gatherings of more than 100 people have been banned by the Federal Government as the country attempts to control the coronavirus pandemic.
But there is a significant issue for many that comes from the idea that churches may be closed because of the Coronavirus threat.
For many their local church is their sanctuary from a despairing world and their need to fellowship with other believers in their church is of vital importance – it’s their family, their lifeline.
David Robertson, director of Third Space Ministries in Sydney – a 21st Century evangelism project with the goal of teaching Christians how to engage more creatively and effectively in their communities. He joined Neil Johnson on Vision Christian Radio’s 20Twenty program to discuss the threats and opportunities closing church buildings brings to our society.
“I see in a lot of people’s faces a lot of fear,” David shares about his recent everyday experiences of visiting local coffee shops and riding on buses. “We’re in a world full of bad news, and we actually have some really Good News in this world – the Gospel.”