Action in an Anxious Age

March 12, 2020

There have been a lot of battles in his presidency, but never a faceless foe. For Donald Trump and the rest of the nation, the coronavirus is the enemy no one expected. Staring down a global menace, Michael Goodwin argued, Trump is now, effectively, a wartime president. "And his repeated assurances of victory were music to the ears of a rattled nation."

The man who addressed the nation Wednesday night wanted America to know: the government is doing everything it can to protect its people. Rest assured, the president said, "This is the most aggressive and comprehensive effort to confront a foreign virus in modern history." We're moving very quickly, he insisted -- and we are all in this together. "Our team is the best anywhere in the world," he reminded us. For a country bordering on hysteria, they were exactly the words we needed to hear: "No nation is more prepared or more resilient than the United States."

It's a message FRC is echoing across every platform. Yes, the threat is real, but as Christians, we don't have to operate out of fear. In a new piece for USA Today, I encourage Americans to lean in to the power of prayer. In these moments of crisis, it's the best first start we can make. Continue reading here...