Entries Tagged 'Covid'

They're Accidentally Right

By Dennis E. Powell | Jan 12, 2022 at 6:51 PM

Get ready to read something unpopular. New York late last year and now the federal government are giving preferential treatment to non-white, non-Asian people for scarce COVID-19 treatments. On the face of it, it’s an outrage.

Episode 19: On the Twelfth Day

By Zippy the Wonder Snail | Jan 06, 2022 at 3:57 PM

The Zippy Crew returns as the Twelve Days of Christmas wrap up to think about the new year ahead of us. Jason and Tim talk about resolutions, Bible reading plans, the St. Louis Blues, the newest COVID wave and the arrival of the Magi in this packed episode to kick off 2022!

Fast or Slow, Time Will Flow -- Even Now

By Dennis E. Powell | Sep 22, 2021 at 11:47 AM

Today is the first day of autumn. The new season begins at 3:20 p.m. Eastern time, so it’s really the first part-day of autumn. It is not by design that I’ve gone on a bit recently about the passage of time and our perception thereof. It just seems to have inserted itself into a lot of recent (how do we even define “recent”?) events.

Episode 11: Pumpkin Spice Zippy

Baseball, Human Dignity and God’s Constant Mercy

By Zippy the Wonder Snail | Sep 18, 2021 at 5:30 PM

The boys are back and start off with a perfect fall medley of pumpkin spice and baseball. They also delve into vaccine mandate controversies and the new Texas and Mississippi abortion laws, with a hopeful topping of discussion around God’s love in the Old Testament.

Missed Discussions of Vitamin D, Virus Origins, and Scandals

By Dennis E. Powell | Sep 15, 2021 at 12:41 PM

Marjorie Thompson died seven years ago today. If you did not know her, that is your loss. She was the most remarkable person I’ve ever known in a life fortunate to have included many remarkable people. She was also the best and closest friend I’ve had in this life.

The Way to Survive Frustrating Tech Failures (and What that Says About Masks)

By Timothy R. Butler | Sep 15, 2021 at 12:32 PM

I told my friend Dennis E. Powell that I’m starting to believe in Skynet. Over the last week, virtually everything that could go wrong with the technology I depend on for work has gone wrong, as if it has actively turned against me. Having spent a fair number of years wrangling information technology, one thing has always provided a path to survival in those times: redundancy. Redundancy masks problems in the best of ways, much like the physical masks that are such a lightning rod in our culture today.

Fellow Pastors, Weigh Principles Before Writing Vaccine Exemptions

By Timothy R. Butler | Aug 24, 2021 at 6:11 PM

Pastors in my Evangelical circles have been increasingly faced with requests to provide “religious exemption” letters to those in our churches who do not wish to be vaccinated. With the FDA’s final approval of Pfizer’s vaccine, employer mandates will likely become ubiquitous and increase the requests for these letters. Should we give them?

Here's How to Get a Lot More People Vaccinated Against SARS-CoV-2

By Dennis E. Powell | Aug 03, 2021 at 11:42 AM

Here’s something that I bet you know, but that it seems our government and news media — in large measure that’s redundant — don’t know: A lot of people are afraid of shots. They head the other way when the needle comes out. You know such people. Maybe you are such a person.

Episode 7: Masks, Maximoff, and Musings on Human Rights

By Zippy the Wonder Snail | Jul 22, 2021 at 3:04 PM

Tim and Jason zip back as your favorite snail covers the surge of the COVID Delta Variant, the coming Olympic Games, Jason’s viewing of WandaVision and a discussion on human rights in the context of Jesus’s incarnation.

Episode 3: Hyper-Partisanship and the Old Klingon Proverb

By Zippy the Wonder Snail | May 28, 2021 at 7:28 PM

Tim and Jason zip through segments on the current Washington debate over infrastructure (with a visit to plans around space exploration, no less), the case for vaccination versus going “No-Vax,” the dangers of hyper-partisanship and the value of laughter.