Coronavirus

Note

“Coronavirus” is actually a category of viruses, sort of like “Poodle” is a category of dogs. The virus popularly known as “coronavirus” is more precisely known as SARS-CoV-2 (though also referred to as 2019-ncov, for “2019 Novel Coronavirus”) and is in the coronavirus family. One of the best sources of information on the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the disease COVID-19 is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

The interactive data map from Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering (verified safe link) is also a great source of visualized data, close to “real time.”

Probably the best COVID-19 information in Canada.

Keep an eye out as well for Coronavirus Scams.

 

For related posts at SharperIron, see also COVID-19.


 

What is the Future of Education at Bob Jones University?

Podcast: Steve Pettit talks "with Dr. Gary Weier and Dr. Beverly Cormican about how Bob Jones University is adapting to the new reality that the novel coronavirus has presented and how BJU is preparing for the different future of education." - BJU Today

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“Churches who have decided that sharing the meal 'together' can mean together virtually are coming up with creative ways to accomplish it”

"As churches are figuring out what it looks like to be the body of Christ during COVID-19 isolation, they're considering what that means for the Lord's Supper." - BPNews

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On the increase: Bible sales, internet searches related to prayer

"Tyndale House Publishers, a Christian publisher based in Carol Stream, Illinois, saw a considerable increase in their Bible sales last month compared to March 2019. This includes their Life Application Study Bible sales going up 44% and sales of the Immerse Bible going up 60%" - CPost

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Crown Financial Cautions Churches About Taking Coronavirus Stimulus Money

Chuck Bentley: "For a church to be in such dire straights this early in the crisis as to require a portion of the $350 billion program raises questions about how well its leadership is communicating with their congregation and whether repaying the loan/grant inside the two-year window would even be possible." - Faithwire

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“Perspective isn’t always gained amid suffering. Sometimes it comes much later.”

"When all you see is disappointment, ruined plans, and heartache, ask God to focus your mind on what you cannot see. Remember, the cross on Friday must have seemed like the end of the world; the disciples couldn’t see its horrific necessity until Sunday." - TGC

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