Persuasion 195 | Looking Ahead in a Viral Age

We’re a people that loves to manage every scenario and have backup plans for every contingency. So what happens when the whole world screeches to a near halt and all the data we’ve used for decision making is no longer valid? Well, for most of us, this has produced a not so insignificant level of anxiety. As much as we like looking ahead toward the next thing, it’s tough to come to terms with something when the variables are unknown.

In this episode of Persuasion, Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson wrap up their series titled Growing Viral: Well-Being in the Age of Corona. Each episode of the series looks at common ways we are responding and reacting to the COVID-19 pandemic to see how we can move toward wholeness. All six episodes from this series were released together and are ready for listening. For this conversation, Erin and Hannah discuss how we accept our new reality that is largely unknown to us. Despite experts best guesses, no one knows how long the pandemic will last, what impact it will have on our society for the future, or if our global economy will recover. Our normal may be long gone, leaving in its place room for something new. Will Zoom be our new normal for connecting with others? Will we ever go to a packed movie theater to enjoy the latest blockbuster with a crowd? How can we trust the goodness of God in this already/not yet space? Listen in for dialogue on questions like these as we pursue wholeness together. Then continue the conversation on Twitter @PersuasionCAPC or in the CAPC members-only community on Facebook.

Your Hosts

Erin Straza: Web / Twitter
Hannah Anderson: Web / Twitter

Persuasion 195 Resources & Links

Try Softer: A Fresh Approach to Move Us out of Anxiety, Stress, and Survival Mode—and into a Life of Connection and Joy by Aundi Kolber

The Four Possible Timelines for Life Returning to Normal, The Atlantic

Leading Beyond the Blizzard: Why Every Organization Is Now a Startup, Praxis

Did you enjoy this episode of Persuasion? Give the whole series a listen!

Persuasion 190 | Pursuing Wholeness in a Viral Age

Persuasion 191 | Practicing Lament in a Viral Age, with John Starke

Persuasion 192 | Seeking Justice in a Viral Age

Persuasion 193 | Releasing Control in a Viral Age

Persuasion 194 | Finding Goodness in a Viral Age

Persuasion 195 | Looking Ahead in a Viral Age

Theme music by Maiden Name. Produced by Jonathan Clauson.


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Episode Transcript

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