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Welcome to St Kilda & Balaclava Presbyterian Church

2 Alma Rd, St Kilda

11:30 am

106 Hotham St, Balaclava

9:30 am

What’s on

Latest events

Bible Study
Jan 30, 2021 · event

CS Lewis Book Club
Feb 6, 2021 · event

Gathering again
Jan 26, 2021 · event

Bible Study
Feb 2, 2021 · event


Latest Articles

Thinking theologically about the Pandemic

Luke Isham

This pandemic is the first global event since the Second World War and the first global disaster since the ‘Spanish Influenza’ at the end of the First World War. Some things have changed and some things stay the same. Jesus says it rains on the righteous and the unrighteous and Job reminds us that God allows both good things and bad things to happen to his people. The pandemic is a theological symbol of judgement. Like the plagues and judgements in Scripture it symbolises how sin ends in death. It also reminds us that our sin has damaged creation, viruses mutate and hurt us. But the pandemic is also an opportunity to help the vulnerable members of our congregation, to check they have enough supplies to not let the immunocompromised members of our community and the congregation from becoming infected. The Old Testament laws provide principles for our current quarantine, we separate ourselves from each other to keep the infection from spreading, to keep the vulnerable safe until we have enough tests and treatments ready. However discipleship continues, pastoral care continues, hearing, understanding and responding to God's word continues. Through it all we accept that God has allowed the pandemic to take place and look for opportunities to love God and love our neighbour.

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