Pandemics are part of human life. We live and die through the Spanish
Flu, Ebola, and SARS, only to face Covid-19. What have we learned about
how to deal with these assaults, and ourselves in the midst of them?
What do we need yet to figure out? What insights might Christian
perspectives bring to the table?
On the ASA and CSCA web sites Luke Janssen, PhD, has written
that informs us about what we encounter in these outbreaks, how such
pandemics have shaped our societies before, and some of the unique
challenges of Covid-19.
He is well prepared to lead us on this
topic as an accomplished member of the Department of Medicine (Division
of Respirology) at McMaster University. He has pursued as well an MTS
degree at the McMaster Divinity College to reflect on better
integrating Christian faith with science. Those studies and his
spiritual journey have already yielded an article for PSCF and three
Readers are encouraged to take up one of the insights or questions, or
maybe a related one that was not mentioned, and draft an article
(typically about 5,000-8,000 words) that contributes to the
conversation. These can be sent to Dr. Janssen at
email@example.com. He will send the best essays on to peer review and then
we will select from those for publication in a theme issue of Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith.
The lead editorial in the December 2013 issue of
PSCF outlines what the journal looks for in article contributions. For best consideration for inclusion in the theme issue, manuscripts should be received electronically before 30 December 2020.
Looking forward to your contributions,
James C. Peterson, Editor-in-Chief Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith