COVID-19

September 2, 2020

“Testing, Testing, Testing…” Series

We hope you enjoy this timely article series from Dr. Ramesh Richard. “Testing, Testing, Testing” was originally shared in RR Crossing, a RREACH spiritual health resource. Below is an overview of the four-part series complete with the corresponding video message from Dr. Richard. “Testing, Testing, Testing… Global PAN(DEM)IC and a Sound Faith” Introduction “A global contagion has unnerved the collective human psyche. Panic is embedded in pandemic, not solely in letter, but in spirit. The scale and speed of this pathogen have united the world in fear. You, too, may have felt a bit anxious over these exceptional days of […]
August 20, 2020

“Testing, Testing, Testing …” Part I – An Identity Check

Testing, Testing, Testing … Global PAN(DEM)IC and a Sound Faith Part I of III Dr. Ramesh Richard Disruptions always test the quality of our self-identity. We form identities for other people’s benefit, and sometimes at another’s expense. Psychologists and sociologists point to multiple types of identities with many inputs and components. For instance, identity politics divides by race, color, caste, religion, gender and so on. Identity economics categorizes society by monetary markers, whether in a three-class or nine-class hierarchy. As with the American Great Depression, widespread crises serve to flatten the condescension of the rich and the posturing of the […]
August 20, 2020

“Testing, Testing, Testing …” Part III – A Security Check

Testing, Testing, Testing… Global PAN(DEM)IC and a Sound Faith Part III of III Dr. Ramesh Richard   Security builds on survival—a basic human need—but takes a longer view. You and I have physically survived until now, or we wouldn’t be in dialogue. But physical survival does not guarantee security. The onslaught of a dangerous infectious agent threatens the physical health of tens of thousands, myself included. It also undermines economic and psychological safety. “Shelter-in-place” mandates restrict current movement and activity in our city. Economic upheaval eerily looms over any benefits formerly afforded by economic freedom. The international supply chain is […]
April 23, 2020
Pastor Forero shares the thought that being in quarantine doesnt equal stillness. Being still before the Lord is where true peace can be found.

Stillness Versus Quarantine

In the face of world-wide quarantine, Pastor César Forero outlines God’s call to stillness to believers.  We hope you will be encouraged by our second devotional in this series of weekly articles over the next few weeks.  For more on Pastor César, the situation in Panama, and what inspired his devotional, click on the image below to view his short (1min.) video message. Read his timely article further below:  “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations; I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10 When the virus was first detected […]
April 17, 2020
Jason Tan shares what our posture should be during this time of worldwide panic. Repentance starts with us.

Isaiah’s Call to Repentance “Here am I. Send me!”

Dr. Jason Tan shares a timely exegeses on Isaiah’s call to repentance. We hope you will be encouraged by this first installment of a weekly devotional article. For more on Jason, the current situation in the Philippines, and what inspired his devotional, click here to view a short (1min15s) video. “Here am I. Send me!” A call to repentance amidst the panic. (Isaiah 6:8b) Isaiah’s calling as a prophet started at a time of great political unrest. An imminent threat of invasion looms over the nation of Israel as the Assyrian army overtakes one nation at a time. National leaders […]