Third Thursday Conversations with Dr. Natalya Cherry

Date(s) - 09/17/2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Join us the third Thursday of each month for a series of virtual conversations with Brite faculty. These faculty-led discussions will focus on a variety of topics relating to ministry in the midst of changing and challenging times. Registration is required, but there is no cost to participate. 

September 17, 2020
12:00 to 1:00 pm (CDT)

Where is God and What is God Doing During the Pandemic?

Rev. Dr. Natalya Cherry, Assistant Professor in Methodist Studies and Theology

Are you wondering where God is in the midst of the pandemic? Have you pondered in a panic what God could possibly be up to? Some are happy to offer answers in the form of pious platitudes and certainties (perhaps you have seen the acrostic of COVID that circulated in social media and elsewhere early in the pandemic: “Christ Over Viruses and Infectious Diseases”). In this conversation, instead, we will welcome your own related questions and draw aid for discernment from both the witness of sages of ages past and the helpful wonderings of wise people of God in the present day. Divine action and divine agency are more than academic subjects – they matter in believers’ everyday lives, especially when those lives are threatened on global scale.