COVID-19 Pandemic | City Bible Forum Plus

This resource collection explores infectious disease, the social and economic change of the COVID-19 pandemic and the hope we have beyond our present day.

Subtitle: Fear, anxiety, disease, change. How do we find hope and support others in this exceptional period of history?

The workplace post COVID-19?

COVID-19 Pandemic

Three guiding principles for Christians following “the biggest shakeup of the workplace since World War II”

It’s been described as “the biggest shakeup of the Australian workplace since World War II”. In just six weeks Australian workplaces have changed dramatically, both in terms of how and where we work.

Ministry Centre: Melbourne

Life in Wartime Podcast - Episode 2

Love in Wartime

Steve McAlpine and David Robertson take the temperature of the life during the COVID crisis, and discover that the first casualty is compassion.

Continuing their 'Life In Wartime' series, David Robertson and Steve McAlpine look to the topic of love. Can it survive a pandemic?

The early days of the Corona outbreak saw news services filled with heart-swelling stories about people passing out toilet rolls and caring for the elderly. Yet as time has gone on, darker stories have emerged that point more to the spread of utilitarian thinking.

Did you suffer emotional tinnitus this Easter?

COVID-19 Pandemic

Do you know what to do about it?

Crisis support service Lifeline had its busiest day ever on Good Friday this year, as the effects of the COVID-19 virus begin to take hold.

Despite only seventy or so deaths to date in Australia, the deeper mental health issues that are rising to the surface, and will probably be with us for several years at least, took a bite out of people at Easter.

When solitude starts to feel like… solitary confinement

COVID-19 Pandemic

On losing and finding your place of refuge

They say that solitude is heaven for introverts. It’s interesting that the people I’ve reached out to during the coronavirus social isolation who tend to be the happiest have all prefaced it with “Well, you know I’m an introvert…”

Apparently liking alone time has nothing to do with being introverted. It turns out that the desire for solitude comes from a different place altogether: the desire for independence. Even introverts draw energy from other people – just differently than extroverts[1].

COVID-19 has pressed the pause button on our “Have To” lives

COVID-19 Pandemic

We have the chance to reflect on what actually matters

Dogs are being walked. Exercise is being done. Take away coffee is being drunk. Families are out cycling. People are walking to the shops. Conversations are being had between strangers - at socially appropriate distances of course. Those who would barely glance at each other pre-COVID are suddenly full of bonhomie and smiles. It’s as if we all slowed down just enough to notice each other.

Confidence in the face of Coronavirus

Why the Psalms offers us reasons to be confident in the face of Corona.

We are currently facing a pandemic but we are not the first people in history to grapple with an outbreak of disease. The book of Psalms in the Bible includes the reflections of someone who also faced an outbreak of terrible sickness and the hope that he found at this time. David Robertson helps us explore this the Psalm and the reasons it offers us to be confident in the face of Corona

Humans are .. Banished?

What does it mean to be Human?

Join David Robertson at City Legal for his reflections on the teaching of Genesis that ‘Humans are…Banished’

Ask RUOk? Then offer to pray

COVID-19 Pandemic

As more and more lose their jobs, Christians need to be on the frontline of reaching out and asking RUOk?

By now all Australian’s are keenly aware of the ticking time bomb that is COVID-19. The projections of how many might contract, and even die from this virus are alarming. But there is another fatal ticking time bomb which allied health professionals are beginning to warn us about. Suicide.

Ministry Centre: Melbourne

Is there an end to infectious disease? (with Covid-19 intro)

A timely conversation to mark the three year anniversary of Bigger Questions

Infectious disease is the topic of conversation at the moment. We explore the challenges and risks of infectious disease, vaccines and a hope for the future. A timely conversation to mark the three year anniversary of Bigger Questions.

Whilst this show was recorded some time back and we do focus on Tuberculosis (and the Ebola Virus to some extent) the show does anticipates many of the principles and themes present in our current Coronavirus pandemic, making the show more relevant than ever.

U Can’t Touch This

COVID-19 Pandemic

Did MC Hammer predict this?

U can’t touch this!

Duh duh duh duh duh duh, duh duh duh duh duh

Duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh

U can’t touch this!

Duh duh….

Okay we get it! We can’t touch this! Or that. Or anything.

Rapper MC Hammer’s 1990 hit U Can’t Touch This was prophetic eh? Who would have thought some thirty years later that Hammer (real name, Stanley Kirk Burrell, and now an ordained Christian minister) would have seen all of this coming?