I’m putting together a list of resources for people to use as they deal with various aspects of life under social distancing during a pandemic. If there are other pieces you have found useful that fill a gap in this guide, feel free to email me or reach out on Twitter: @jake_meador
David Beauchamp’s post on the front page is helpful if you are feeling uncertain about how to think about COVID-19 as a Christian.
A helpful thread on why this week is especially important for social distancing:
I have a very close friend who’s a researcher studying public health at a major NGO, and he told me that this was THE week to practice as much social distancing as possible, even if you don’t have to go to work.
I asked him to explain why. Sharing his answers w/ permission (1/x)
— Tina Nguyen (@tina_nguyen) March 14, 2020
Spiritual Care Under Social Distancing
Bria Sandford put together a very good playlist of songs for this season:
If your church is struggling with the temporary move to online services, this guide from Faithlife may be helpful.
Another friend of mine compiled a list of prayers published by the Church of England during a season of plague in 1563: Form for Plagues
Still another friend alerted me to this letter written by Martin Luther addressing a pastor friend on how he should respond to an outbreak of plague: Luther on Plague
Betsy Childs has a playlist for kids:
How to Stock Your Pantry and Pantry Meal Recipes via Eleanor Barkhorn
How to Write Letters to People in Prison:
for those relatively lucky people who are not in immediate physical or economic danger & actually face free moments for the first time they can remember, here is a suggestion for how to be useful from home (besides "jump on the bernie dialer" ofc): write to a person in prison.
— Phil Christman🌹 (@phil_christman) March 12, 2020
Andy Crouch’s post, Love in the Time of Coronavirus: A Leader’s Guide, is clear, careful, and well worth your time.
Phil Christman shared a helpful guide on building neighborhood pods.
This is a form letter you can use, just fill in the blanks with your information, and distribute it in your neighborhood.