Developing A Coronavirus Vaccine Distribution Network
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John King, Georgia's insurance commissioner, has been tapped by Governor Brian Kemp to set up a network to distribute a possible coronavirus vaccine. He shares his vision for how such a system could work and some of the challenges the effort could face.

For the Life of the World / Yale Center for Faith & Culture
For the Life of the World / Yale Center for Faith & Culture
Matthew Croasmun, Drew Collins, Miroslav Volf, Ryan McAnnally-Linz, Evan Rosa
Joyful Recognition, All Is Gift: Four Perspectives on Gratitude in 2020 / Stacey Floyd-Thomas, Sarah Schnitker, Jessica Hooten Wilson, Miroslav Volf
Defining gratitude as joyful recognition, the courage to be grateful, comparing gratitude for self-help vs gratitude in prayer, resilience, seeing all as gift and everything as grace. Featuring: Stacey Floyd-Thomas, Sarah Schnitker, Jessica Hooten Wilson, and Miroslav Volf. Show Notes * 1:07 - Miroslav Volf * Our gratitude for you listeners! * Sometimes complaint comes easier than gratitude, requiring the courage to be grateful. * Misconceptions about gratitude: repayment of debt, obligation to the giver, a strategy for happiness or subjective well-being. * Miroslav’s view of gratitude: Joyful recognition * Gratitude is "joy over the giver, joy over the gift, joy over having received the gift and having been set into relation to the giver marked by freedom.” * 6:45 - Stacey Floyd-Thomas * Slow down and focus on what matters most * Despite what may seem grim in this moment, redeem now as a holy time. * Gratitude as not merely a disposition but an essential duty of defiance and determination that keeps us bound to our first duty: to care for our neighbors as our very best selves. * Maya Angelou: “Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you say your nightly prayer, and let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.” * 10:18 - Sarah Schnitker * Praying gratitude together as more than self-help * The difference between gratitude as prayer and gratitude as a tool for feeling happier * 14:30 - Jessica Hooten Wilson * “Thank you for the fleas.” Corrie Ten Boom’s _The Hiding Place_ * 1 Thessalonians: “Give thanks in all circumstances." * "All is gift. Even sufferings of many kinds are gifts if we offer them up and allow God to redeem them." * Cultivate a gracious imagination that sees all as grace A recent review from one of our listeners: "So much is happening and our society has rules where we often check our deepest meaning systems at the door. This works until a year like this year when we need to draw on much deeper resources, and we want a way to connect as a community. This group seems committed to softening those isolating norms, and showing us all what that could look like to do so with love and respect." (Donnied48, 10/5/2020, via Apple Podcasts)
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