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Resources, information and thoughts in the age of Covid-19

The path of return to a pre-COVID-19 world has been referred to as The Hammer & The Dance by Tomas Puevo. “The Hammer” refers to requirements for Social Distancing.  “The Dance” is our attempt to come back together before either a vaccine or a  treatment for the disease has been developed. In traditional worship Lutherans Gather, Proclaim, Feast and Disperse. When we cannot Gather or Feast, what does the dance of the faithful look like? The Hammer and Dance newsletter explores this question.

My Faith Matters
20 Oct: Hammer and Dance – COVID Reasserts Itself

Coronavirus cases in the United States are surging toward their third peak in eight months. More than 70,000 new infections were recorded on Friday, the most in a single day since July, and the country recently surpassed eight million total cases.

Brigette
19 Aug: Hammer and Dance – ZOOM Fatigue

COVID-19 may not seem like a traditional natural disaster.
However, there are psychological element effects of
COVID-19 that resemble the same thoughts, feelings, and driven behaviors as natural disasters. Depression and anxiety are common mental health issues that can affect anyone during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Elise
12 Aug: Hammer and Dance – Societal Behavior Health

“No more shall there be in it an infant that lives but a few days, or an old person who does not live out a lifetime … They shall build houses and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit. They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat.” (Isaiah 65:20-22 NRSV)