Matt, Derek, and Alastair discuss how they are celebrating Easter in the time of coronavirus, and how the Eastertide season looks to them in quarantine. Listen in for insights on how to celebrate the victory over death in the midst of suffering and death, how we are theologizing our current events, and how to cultivate joy, fear, and gratitude.

If you are practicing creative ways of reflection and giving to those in need during this time, we would be better for hearing your story. Please tell us either by email (you can reach our show manager at ciwait93@gmail) or on Twitter @mereorthodoxy. 

Timestamps:

The strangest Easter ever [0:00 – 2:30]

When does Easter begin and how long does it go? + The interesting similarities of our quarantine with the church calendar as the backdrop of our lives [2:30 – 11:30]

How we are and are not theologizing our current events with the events of Easter [11:30 – 24:58]

The practices to take to cultivate joy, fear, and gratitude [24:58 – 30:48]

Last thoughts (Alastair describes the Song of Solomon as an Easter story) + Conclusion [30:48 – 35:04]

 

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Posted by Caleb Wait

Caleb Wait (MATS, Westminster Seminary California) is a writer and the producer of Mere Fidelity. He and his wife Kristin have two children and live in Northern California. You can follow him on Twitter @calebwait and he invites you to email him at ciwait93@gmail.com.