We thought we had the answers
It was the questions we had wrong
— U2, “11:00 o’clock Tick Tock”
[Note: This essay is the preface to We Shall Be Changed: Questions for the Post-Pandemic Church, to be released on November 1, 2020 by Church Publishing, Inc.]
President Trump’s recent suggestion that the use of disinfectants might some how eradicate the presence of a virus in people affected by the present COVID-19 epidemic generated no small amount of controversy, and quite a bit of mirth.
What was missed in this reaction was something revealing — and potentially…