What a church can learn from a public heath director

Yesterday I had the privilege of interviewing Lisa McNally, Sandwell’s Director of Public Health. We were talking about avoiding local lockdowns and the part the community can play. Reflecting back on the conversation I was struck about some important lessons for churches in the discussion that go beyond questions about pandemics. So, here’s a summaryContinue reading “What a church can learn from a public heath director”

Lessons in lockdown 4: It is easier to get into something than to get out

The Sunday before we had to shut down the chapel started to kick in was reasonably normal at the Chapel.  People had been advised to stay away if they had symptoms, so a few people were missing and additionally, some of our older members were already self-isolating. We were also requiring hand washing, had switchedContinue reading “Lessons in lockdown 4: It is easier to get into something than to get out”

Learning the right lessons – it is possible to engage

Early in the Coronavirus pandemic I shared a few articles about the dangers of learning the wrong lessons from the data that was being thrown at us about how different countries were doing.  I want to follow that up with some articles about what we can learn about the virus. My reason for saying thisContinue reading “Learning the right lessons – it is possible to engage”