There’s so many of you that are new to the FNE community! A hearty welcome from me!
I’m an epidemiologist (not a skin doctor…) – so, I mainly write all things pandemic.
I’m also a Christian and will write things for church or faith periodically. I wanted to let you know that I do not do this to proselytize or be exclusionary. If you know me in real-life, you know I have as many (if not more) friends that are non-Christian of other faiths, no faith, religious, not religious, and not-religious-at-all. And, I love that about my real-life-friends. I wanted to say all of this as a disclaimer and give you my motivation if you see my posts from a Christian faith perspective. I write because my faith deeply informs my work, but also because the main pushback about the pandemic I’ve received is from the Christian/evangelical world. That is changing (#praisehands), but the conversation about the pandemic in evangelical spaces is still very real.
So, that brings me to this week: This is Holy Week for those of us in the Christian faith. So, I’m going to be writing reflections this week related to that in addition to my daily-sciency posts. As a schedule, I’ll post the science-posts in the day and the faith-posts in the evening. Just a heads-up. I won’t be offended if you want to move on past the faith ones if they do not appeal to you. We’ll still daily talk about the science too!
Happy Monday or Tuesday (wherever you are in the world), friends!-FNE