God and the pandemic: new book and upcoming webinar

Bishop NT Wright had quite an impact several months ago when the global pandemic was yet young (remember those days, back in March?!?) with an article in Time magazine provocatively titled “About the Coronavirus. It’s Not Supposed To“. (We told you about that article here.)

Tom has been busy – that article is already a book, “God and the Pandemic“. It’s not long, and in classic NT Wright style, takes us deep into the scriptures to understand how to view our current situation biblically. As the book’s website says, “God and the Pandemic will help you to understand how we are to talk about God, how we are to live in the present pandemic, how we recover from it, and what is the church’s calling in the midst of it all.”

Even better, Wright and Francis Collins, Director of the US National Institutes of Health, will appear together in a live recording of the Language of God podcast from Biologos on July 12 at 17:55 pm UTC. Event details are here. From the Biologos blurb:

This live stream event, moderated by host Jim Stump, will feature Wright’s new book, God and the Pandemic: A Christian Reflection on the Coronavirus and Its Aftermath. Collins, who heads our country’s biomedical research, will also share the latest on COVID-19. Viewers will also have the opportunity to ask questions!

And here is Tom Wright himself introducing the new book: