Wuhan Warning

The Wuhan virus should be taken seriously. I discuss my previous skepticism about flu/virus scares. I relay some new asbout the Wuhan coronavirus that is NOT aired in American media. I end with some suggestions about how to proceed. Not surprisingly, washing of hands is a good idea. However, I do criticize some standing things that are taken as normal.

I pass along cited reports that the virus is an accidental leak from the biological warfare lab in Wuhan. Reportedly, it was engineered to have a long latency period and be quickly mutating, so that no vaccine could be made for it. Unfortunately, the news also includes a higher death count from China that we are hearing.

Special Update: Coronavirus

(Other Christian ministries won’t cite others. Scholars do. Broadcast minister suffer the peanut gallery, especially if some other ministry is named. Look, so what if I don’t agree 100% with some other minister? As long as I think he is honest and what I am citing is important to think about any other minor disagreement is just insignificant. Grow up. )

However, the good news is that we are NOT hearing that those who contract the flu necessarily die. As is usual, those in good health stand to recover. The infirm, elderly, and very young are at most risk — normally — and it would seem, this time as well. It would be a good idea, surely, under those circumstances to take extra precaution for our children. Just sensible precaution. This may NOT include a vaccine for your little ones, but you might want to research real CDC info and discuss the idea with your trusted wellness professional. The vaccine worries that I know about apply only to very small developing brains and not to adult ones, but again, you might want to check with a trusted physician.

BTW, I found an infuriating article, posing as research, advertised on a browser : about “vaccine reluctant parents.” Of course, I can not find it, hidden along with many articles that are not so insidiously venomous, but just troubling. Anyway, this “research” supposedly wonders why parents are reluctant and ends up attacking anyone who has a moral code. There is no recognition that the leaders of the “anti-vaxxers” are world-class researchers, world class and well respected until they asked very obvious questions about safety — and then they were persecuted, lied about, vilified, and exonerated. So, duh, there are scientific questions about safety. Then there are sociological, political, and common sense questions about the authoritarian monied campaign to keep that fact from the public. Now there is question about why the attack on folks who are concerned about their children’s safety. And why, why, why, this covert (if clear) attack on people who have moral commitments. My guess is, that means Christians. Are Christians over-represented in the “anti-vaxxer” campaign? I wouldn’t have predicted that. However, Christians with deep convictions… who are knowledgeable…. maybe so!

Will try to keep a couple of our great interview available. One on vaccine safety and the other on how to keep yourself safe from flu and cold — both from doctors.

Working to get you easy access to previous interviews without opening ourselves up to hacking.

Tell Me Again – Testimonies of Miraculous Healing

Around here we say we believe in healing and we will take it any way it comes. Betty and her grown daughter, Melanie, tell their stories of healing and transformation.
They were going to the same church I was back in 2009 and all these miracles happened then. While we were going to the radio station, I threatened them not to talk about me, because otherwise they would have. I didn’t want a radio ‘cast all about me. That wasn’t the point. We glorify Jesus around here.
Precious memories. It makes sense to rehearse those great times.

Trouble on Facebook — Instructive to Parents, All

The Great Shalom has had a little trouble on Facebook this week. As you know, for more than 12 years now, The Great Shalom has managed to make not one single comment that is political in terms of siding with one party or the other. Of course, as an individual, I do inform myself and take part in civic discussions, but The Great Shalom is a ministry focused on helping encourage parents and educators find healing and innovative education solutions for their children with learning problems. As such, it is open to people who have differing views on many things.

I am starting a home church. One can not boost posts from a personal page. Since this is also a ministry endeavor, I boosted it from The Great Shalom’s page. The boost targeted Charismatics living in my zip code and nearby zip codes. Anyone who comes to the GSB FB page could also see the post.

However, someone in neither group came on and tried to start a fight by bringing up politics. I could discover that she is a friend of an acquaintance with fairly radical views. I appreciate his public performances. Often in the past I have agreed on particular issues. My guess is that we would not agree on current party politics or religion. Fine. Why should that, and some mysterious ability to see the boosted post allow a person to come and make trouble on the Great Shalom site? I don’t know. I don’t think it should.

So, 2 points. One is, GSB is focused on overcoming learning problems with a Christian viewpoint. I have had Christians from very differing corners, but of course, I do the Bible preaching here. Everyone is welcome to take whatever is useful and put the rest on the shelf. Fine.

Second point. Let’s out these strategies of making trouble while simultaneously seeking sympathy as if the originator of trouble/inappropriate behavior/intimidation/violence is somehow the victim. Do not be taken in by these typical strategies. Asking for help is okay — if help is wanted. Asking questions is okay if they are honest questions. Having a position is certainly okay. Dis-engenuousness is not really okay. Lying is for sure not okay. Not being willing to consider someone else’s position, but still taking their time up in conversation is not okay. Creating violence in a peaceful group is never okay. Accusing people falsely or without evidence is not okay. Then subsequently claiming to be the victim of accusation is really not okay. Although it is often the case that young people accuse those who are doing something they don’t like as being rude, this is not the case. They tell their teacher she is rude when they fail a test — or fail to show for one. Actually, “rude” is defined as violating the customs of etiquette. Someone disagreeing with your position is not necessarily being rude. Someone who is patiently teaching you after you engaged them to do so is surely not being rude. Having a variety of opinions is okay. Intimidating others because they hold a faith is not okay. Shutting down reasoned free speech is not okay. After doing so, to claim to be a victim is not okay — will no longer get sympathy. Be clear. Be polite. Don’t be fooled.

We can’t have learning, healing, and progress for children if we are under the tyranny of the opposite of Truth, Reason, and Kindness. On this, let us be clear. The devil is the accuser.