It’s a strange time to build. We’ve lived through what seem to be many worlds since February. They come in quick succession, as the layers of the everyday have been, so painfully, peeled back to reveal stranger and more frightening landscapes.
Read about the thinking behind the Breaking Ground project in this opening editorial, published when we first launched.
Where the virus abounds, so does pontification much more abound. But thankfully so do scraps of genuine expertise, some informed analysis, and a lot of common sense, keeping pace with panic. How should we think responsibly about the future, and what wisdom does the historic church have to offer?
Perhaps the most vital question of all, and one that should be near the top of serious conversations at the highest level between church, state, and all interested parties, is how we move back toward whatever the “new normal” is going to be. Some people have expressed...
Individual health cannot ever be divorced from one’s larger membership with the earth and its various communities. But how does this apply to our current moment, in which we are all, in fact, physically isolated and segregated from each other? How do we begin to deal with the spiritual, physical, economic, and communal devastation caused by the COVID-19 virus? What ought we to remind ourselves of, and what ought we to remember in a more communal sense, going forward?