Staying Social During Social Distancing | The Institute for Creation Research
Staying Social During Social Distancing
On Sunday, March 29, President Trump ordered the social distancing measures to stay in place until April 30. But does social distancing have to mean social isolation? Thanks to videoconferencing programs, it doesn’t! Far from being a new form of communication, programs like these are one of the leading ways people are keeping in contact. More and more people are turning to virtual meetings. In just the first 3 months of 2020, Zoom has added more users than in all of 2019 combined.1

With apps and software like these, families and friends can remain connected, employers are keeping operations afloat remotely with their staff, and even church groups can continue gathering. Just when we thought our world was already extremely digital, this circumstance has moved us even further to rely on technology.

During a time of social distancing, don’t allow yourself to remain disengaged and alone. Virtual church and video chats may not be ideal (and prayerfully won’t be permanent), but as the Church, we should not be in the habit of neglecting to gather together.2 In this season, take advantage of new, unconventional ways of finding fellowship and building community. Nothing can replace in-person interaction, but may we continue to be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, even when we are screens apart.3

References
1. Novet, J. Zoom has added more videoconferencing users this year than in all of 2019 thanks to coronavirus, Bernstein says. CNBC. Posted on cnbc.com February 26, 2020, accessed April 22, 2020.
2. Hebrews 10:25.
3. Romans 1:12.

*Ivana Semidey is Customer Service Specialist for the ICR Discovery Center for Science & Earth History.
The Latest
CREATION.LIVE PODCAST
Can Scripture Be Trusted? | Creation.Live Podcast: Episode 8
Both believers and skeptics can find themselves asking if Scripture can be taken at its word. Is it scientifically accurate? Can its history be trusted?...

NEWS
Cambrian Soft Tissue Defies Evolution
Paleontologists have discovered “early fossils [of] simple hollow tubes ranging from a few millimetres to many centimetres in length.”1...

NEWS
Fruit Fly Jitters
Researchers working with fruit flies–the ubiquitous lab animal–have discovered the flies are able to undergo an amazing ocular process called...

CREATION PODCAST
Can Radioisotope Dating Be Trusted? | The Creation Podcast: Episode...
Carbon dating is a common method used to determine the ages of fossils and other materials, but carbon14 deteriorates quite quickly. How can it still...

NEWS
Prepare for the Big Non-Event!
In 1950 the famed Italian physicist Enrico Fermi asked his coworkers at the lunch table the simple metaphysical question in regard to possible aliens...

NEWS
Move Toward the Enemy: Fighting for Truth in Science
Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the...

NEWS
Evolving Mammals?
The evolution of mammals from non-mammals, like the evolution of all other animal groups, has been, and will always be, problematic. English paleontologist...

NEWS
Butterfly Variation
Butterflies have made science news again, this time in regard to a master gene called WntA: “a combined team of researchers from Cornell University...

CREATION PODCAST
How Old Is The Universe? | The Creation Podcast: Episode 35
Many scientists claim that the universe is approximately 13.8 billion years old by reverse-engineering the Big Bang with the assumption that this theory...

NEWS
Massive Tsunamis Generated by the Flood, Not an Asteroid
Two separate studies claim massive tsunamis and earthquakes from an asteroid impact profoundly affected the rock record. One research team modeled a...