If the meaning and purpose of home wasn’t top of mind before our Go Home! series began, it certainly is now. Of course, most of that credit belongs to the worldwide spread of COVID-19. Government leaders around the world have recently initiated Shelter in Place and Safer at Home policies to flatten the coronavirus curve. And suddenly, going home—and staying there—has become THE issue of our day, regardless of your gender, religious camp, or philosophical stance.
In this episode of Persuasion, Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson wrap up their series titled Go Home! Finding Our Way. Each episode of the series explored the common assumptions regarding the home, both in the church and in society. This particular conversation is the series finale, giving Erin and Hannah the chance to tie together various threads from the series and their guests. Of course, the main discussion point is how the coronavirus pandemic has revealed unhealthy imbalances in how home and marketplace operate. Now that the economy is taking a hit, COVID-19 tests are hard to come by, and healthcare costs are skyrocketing, our society is being forced to face what has always been true: our culture prioritizes the economy’s well being over the very people who contribute to it. Even so, the crisis we face provides new opportunities to center our homes and families on kingdom values and priorities while also using our gifts and skills to serve as well as provide a livelihood. How do we need to adjust our priorities for home and family in the days ahead? Is it possible the marketplace can adjust for the flourishing of our families? Listen in for more on questions like these as we explore common presumptions and fallacies about home and family in this finale of the Go Home! series. Then continue the conversation on Twitter @PersuasionCAPC or in the CAPC members-only community on Facebook.
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Theme music by Maiden Name. Produced by Jonathan Clauson.
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