The aim of this magazine is to engage the community in a Christ centered conversation.
Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City has issued a warning to religious organizations that are still meeting during COVID-19 stating, “Enforcement agents will have no choice but to shut down…services.”i He added, “Should that not be enough (to stop people from meeting, authorities may) need to take additional action up to the point of fines and potentially closing the building permanently.” Where does the church go from here? Do we heed the warning to avoid being permanently shut down or double-down and continue having services? Or must we find creative ways to keep services going and comply with the law? As we try to work out a reasonable answer in our minds, one can assume that the answer we are searching for may not be as black or white as we think.