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Covid-19, churches, and the art of shaking hands


Last updated 4/1/2020 at 1:39pm

In the old days, church pastors frowned on their church members staying home to watch television preachers Rex Humbard, Jerry Falwell or Robert Schuller. The sick and the very elderly were typically pardoned but that was as far as grace was extended.  The vast majority of churches across the land did not televise their services or broadcast church on the radio. Traditionally churches have preferred keeping their flock coming to the "house of God." 

Essentially most churches haven't changed their philosophy. Congregations have always enjoyed "gathering" to sing, hear sermons, eat meals to...

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