Category: Grief & Loss

Stoicism in the Time of Plague

Stoicism in the Time of Plague

The Story of Marcus Aurelius and the Antonine Plague This is a dramatized account of the events surrounding the Antonine Plague, which spread across Europe in the late 2nd century AD. It inspired the discussion of these events in relation to Stoic philosophy found in my book How to Think Like a Roman Emperor: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius. […]

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Be careful where you get your news about coronavirus

Be careful where you get your news about coronavirus

News about the new and deadly virus that appeared in Wuhan, China in December of 2019 is everywhere. The virus is now called severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and the disease it causes is called COVID-19. Where should you turn for the latest information on a rapidly changing situation? It’s hard to beat the convenience of the internet, and […]

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Coronavirus Not Created But Invented?

Coronavirus Not Created But Invented?

There is no one holy like the Lord; there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God. 1 Sam. 2:2 The concept of God’s holiness is beyond our ability to fully comprehend. It is His character, indispensable and central to who He is. God’s holiness embodies all His other attributes like: Righteousness, Goodness, Kindness, Mercy, Justice, […]

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Buhari’s first Coronavirus (COVID-19) address

Buhari’s first Coronavirus (COVID-19) address

Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari has given his first coronavirus address to the nation touching on a myriad of issues from containment efforts, social and economic intervention and the way forward. A major takeaway was the imposition of a lockdown on two impacted states, Lagos and Osun and also in the Federal Capital territory, FCT. The relevant part of his address […]

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Masque of the Coronavirus (Image by resprouk)

The Masque of the Coronavirus

In shutting the world in, coronavirus has brought out the viral quality of fear. Men tend to panic when life changes overnight and moves beyond their control. Pandemonium is never as distant as a complacent, comfortable people imagine. Civilized society is not immune from collapse just because it is civilized. Ingenuity leads to dependency, and dependency to dilemma. As Americans […]

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Jesus, Still The Right Choice!

Jesus, Still The Right Choice!

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life and have it to the full. John 10:10 Although the Coronavirus is stealing from us, killing many people and destroying economies, social life, etc.; the verse quoted above was meant for Satan. Jesus confirmed that Satan’s agenda is to steal, kill and […]

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An influenza ward at a U.S. Army Camp Hospital in France during the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918. (Image Shutterstock)

What does the Bible say about pandemic diseases?

Various outbreaks of pandemic diseases, such as Ebola or the coronavirus, have prompted many to ask why God allows—or even causes—pandemic diseases and whether such illnesses are a sign of the end times. The Bible, particularly the Old Testament, describes numerous occasions when God brought plagues and diseases on His people and on His enemies “to make you see my […]

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God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1

Refuge in Times Like These

May the Lord repay you for what you have done. May you be richly rewarded by the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge. Ruth 2:12 The Coronavirus (COVID-19) literally took the world by surprise. Something that was thought of as local suddenly morphed and became pandemic underscoring the fact that our world […]

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Ruth and Naomi Strive to Survive

God is on Your Side

But Ruth replied, don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Ruth 1:16 Every experience we go through in life will either make our relationship with God better or bitter. The issue […]

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Samburu men attempt to fend-off a swarm of desert locusts flying over a grazing land in Kenya, 2020. (Image: Njeri Mwangi/Reuters)

Biblical Level Locusts ‘plague’ East Africa before moving to Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and India

Swarms of desert locusts, as many as 360 billion insects has so far devastated East Africa before moving to Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and India. Swarms of desert locusts ravaging crops and grazing land across East Africa have reached South Sudan, already reeling from widespread hunger and years of civil war, the country’s agriculture minister said on Tuesday. Invasion is further […]

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