No one in his right mind would dare suggest that the novel coronavirus spreading around the globe in 2020, with all its sickness and death, is a good thing. But, no thoughtful Christian—especially Reformed Christian—can dismiss either God’s sovereignty or his propensity for allowing troubling events to both refine wayward thinking and action and bring blessing.
Although much of the national news media is rightly focused on things like social distancing, testing and vaccines, there is another important dimension to the 2020 coronavirus crisis that merits analysis—the use of massive amounts of debt to finance mitigation efforts.
2016 has started out with many Americans running away from investments in stocks and many others waiting in long lines to buy a 1/292 million chance at a 1.6 billion dollar Powerball payout.
We should look for the connections between our hearts of stone and our economic problems – at least when hearts of stone are turned to hearts of flesh – as both opportunities for stewardship and cause for rejoicing.
Doing business" may be the most interdisciplinary of all pursuits. Entrepreneurs and managers need to be both scientists and artists, capable of bringing together natural, physical, financial, intellectual, emotional, aesthetic, social, and even governmental resources in a harmonious way and for a single purpose.