COVID-19 is rightly seen as a plague on our world, leaving a wake of physical death and financial devastation in its path. Most would say it's been terribly distressing to the Church, as most churches around the world are not able to gather for weekly worship or physically interact as a community of faith. What if the truth is that this pandemic might be saving the church? What if the path most churches were on, if not forced into a radical redirection, would have guaranteed their continued marginalization, irrelevance, and decline? What if the pandemic has forced countless churches to change in ways that will actually allow them to grow in both size and influence?
Plus, are we getting “too comfortable” with online church? Jay Kim, pastor at Vintage Faith Church in Santa Cruz, California, has a new book out — Analog Church: Why We Need Real People, Places, and Things in the Digital Age.
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Kurt Goff, co-host of Kurt and Kate Mornings, is a broadcasting veteran with a pastor's heart. He is a graduate of Texas Christian University and has more than 30 years of experience anchoring television news and hosting a variety of radio programs around the country. Upbeat and encouraging, Kurt has a passion for connecting people to God. He and his wife, Liz, have two sons.
Kate Bruington is the co-host of Kurt and Kate Mornings, Midday host, and can also be heard on Music for Sunday. Originally from East Hartford, Conn., Kate brings years of TV and radio experience to Moody Radio in Florida. She attended Boston Conservatory of Music and traveled the country singing before entering the broadcasting field. Kate's pastimes are reading and writing, and she currently spends much of her free time writing a novel. She has two daughters and two grandchildren.