According to some Christian outlooks we were made for another world. Perhaps, rather, we were made for this world to recreate, reclaim, redeem, and renew unto God's future aspiration by the power of His Spirit. - R.E. Slater
Our eschatological ethos is to love. To stand with those who are oppressed. To stand against those who are oppressing. It is that simple. Love is our only calling and Christian Hope. - R.E. Slater
Secularization theory has been massively falsified. We don't live in an age of secularity. We live in an age of explosive, pervasive religiosity... an age of religious pluralism. - Peter L. Berger
Exploring the edge of life and faith in a post-everything world. - Todd Littleton
I don't need another reason to believe, your love is all around for me to see. – anon
Thou art our need; and in giving us more of thyself thou givest us all. - Khalil Gibran, Prayer XXIII
Be careful what you pretend to be. You become what you pretend to be. - Kurt Vonnegut
Religious beliefs, far from being primary, are often shaped and adjusted by our social goals. - Jim Forest
People, even more than things, need to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone. – anon
Certainly God's love has made fools of us all. - R.E. Slater
An apocalyptic Christian faith doesn't wait for Jesus to come, but for Jesus to become in our midst. - R.E. Slater
Christian belief in God begins with the cross and resurrection of Jesus, not with rational apologetics. - Eberhard Jüngel, Jürgen Moltmann
Our knowledge of God is through the 'I-Thou' encounter, not in finding God at the end of a syllogism or argument. There is a grave danger in any Christian treatment of God as an object. The God of Jesus Christ and Scripture is irreducibly subject and never made as an object, a force, a power, or a principle that can be manipulated. - Emil Brunner
Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh means "I will be that who I have yet to become." - God (Ex 3.14)
Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy. - Thomas Merton
The church is God's world-changing social experiment of bringing unlikes and differents to the Eucharist/Communion table to share life with one another as a new kind of family. When this happens we show to the world what love, justice, peace, reconciliation, and life together is designed by God to be. The church is God's show-and-tell for the world to see how God wants us to live as a blended, global, polypluralistic family united with one will, by one Lord, and baptized by one Spirit. – anon
The cross that is planted at the heart of the history of the world cannot be uprooted. - Jacques Ellul
The Unity in whose loving presence the universe unfolds is inside each person as a call to welcome the stranger, protect animals and the earth, respect the dignity of each person, think new thoughts, and help bring about ecological civilizations. - John Cobb & Farhan A. Shah
If you board the wrong train it is of no use running along the corridors of the train in the other direction. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
God's justice is restorative rather than punitive; His discipline is merciful rather than punishing; His power is made perfect in weakness; and His grace is sufficient for all. – anon
Our little [biblical] systems have their day; they have their day and cease to be. They are but broken lights of Thee, and Thou, O God art more than they. - Alfred Lord Tennyson
We can’t control God; God is uncontrollable. God can’t control us; God’s love is uncontrolling! - Thomas Jay Oord
Life in perspective but always in process... as we are relational beings in process to one another so life events are in process in relation to each event... as God is to Self, is to world, is to us... like Father, like sons and daughters, like events... life in process yet always in perspective. - R.E. Slater

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Covid19 Medical Updates & Global Resourcing Sharing




I thought these simple links may help. Especially for the medical community.

R.E. Slater
March 22, 2020





Global Medical Resource Sharing - go here


Facebook News & Links - go here




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Handbook of COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment

Handbook Link here

Contents

Part One

Prevention and Control Management

I.    Isolation Area Management.......................................................................................................1
II.  Staff Management.......................................................................................................................4
III. COVID-19 Related Personal Protection Management...............................................................5
IV. Hospital Practice Protocols during COVID-19 Epidemic..........................................................6
V.   Digital Support for Epidemic Prevention and Control.............................................................16

Part Two

Diagnosis and Treatment

I.  Personalized, Collaborative and Multidisciplinary Management................................................18
II.  Etiology and Inflammation Indicators........................................................................................19
III.  Imaging Findings of COVID-19 Patients..................................................................................21
IV.  Application of Bronchoscopy in the Diagnosis and Management of COVID-19 Patients........22
V.  Diagnosis and Clinical Classification of COVID-19...................................................................22
VI.  Antiviral Treatment for Timely Elimination of Pathogens........................................................23
VII.  Anti-shock and Anti-hypoxemia Treatment.............................................................................24
VIII.  The Rational Use of Antibiotics to Prevent Secondary Infection...........................................29
IX.  The Balance of Intestinal Microecology and Nutritional Support.............................................30
X.  ECMO Support for COVID-19 Patients......................................................................................32
XI.  Convalescent Plasma Therapy for COVID-19 Patients..............................................................35
XII.  TCM Classification Therapy to Improve Curative Efficacy.....................................................36
XIII.  Drug Use Management of COVID-19 Patients.......................................................................37
XIV.  Psychological Intervention for COVID-19 Patients.................................................................41
XV.  Rehabilitation Therapy for COVID-19 Patients........................................................................42
XVI.  Lung Transplantation in Patients with COVID-19..................................................................44
XVII.  Discharge Standards and Follow-up Plan for COVID-19 Patients........................................45

Part Three

Nursing

I.      Nursing Care for Patients Receiving High-Flow Nasal Cannula (HFNC) Oxygen Therapy...47
II.    Nursing Care in Patients with Mechanical Ventilation.............................................................47
III.   Daily Management and Monitoring of ECMO (Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation)...49
IV.   Nursing Care of ALSS (Artificial Liver Support System).......................................................50
V.    Continuous Renal Replacement Treatment (CRRT) Care........................................................51
VI.  General Care.............................................................................................................................52

Appendix

I. Medical Advice Example for COVID-19 Patients.......................................................................53
II. Online Consultation Process for Diagosis and Treatment..........................................................57

References......................................................................................................................................59



Is A Pandemic a God-Sent Plague or Something Else?




Is A Pandemic a God-Sent Plague or Something Else?

by R.E. Slater
March 22, 2020


A church may chose the loving God approach (my preference) or, as many will do, chose the condemning God approach. One seeks restoration the other blame. One seeks communion the other disunity and division.

If theology is any good at all then a bible centered on God's love is the more meaningful, helpful, and easily transportable way to healing and peace. Good things come out of it like forgiveness, mercy, and fellowship.

The uglier approach of surmising God as a vengeful, condemning God but creates communities of fear, rules based faiths of legalism, and asceticism (trying to be holy by restrictions, stoicism, harming penitence, and so forth). This kind of God perception withholds goodness and love, excludes many for many reasons, is always sharply critical on everything, preaches guilt and unworthiness, and justifies its gospel of fear on every occassion.


As to why bad things happen to this world is a question of theodicy. I've been asking it for a very long time. For me, as well as for many others, it is the simple observation that we live in a freewill creation which God doesn't control but rather guides by partnering where He can with man and nature.

Our souls are not unlike the whirlwind or troubling seas restless and brooding. But when hearing the Lord's words of peace and goodwill we must chose either by saying "Yea, Lord, I hear you," or, "Be gone from me and let me have my way." This is the nub of an indeterminate creation and freewill sentient life.

Choices, as they can be made, blending with divine guidance and goodness, where it can be made possible, lived out in a cosmos boiling with restless energy yearning for life often expressed in ways of unbecoming rather than in ways of nurturing becoming.

Believing God to be in control is hopeful, but the wrong word. God is never in control of a freewill creation. Yet by loving guidance He seeks a kind of control in what can best be described as a fellowship. A fellowship which guides, allowing the fullest of creation's energy to create, imagine, and become all it can be under a fulfilling divine guidance.

A virus, illness, or suffering is the unfortunate result to a freewill creation. As God can, He would deliver and guide, but when not, He will always be present with us in all of life's events in a deeply personal communion.

In this sense then, our sins do not force God away towards condemnation and judgement as many will say. As a God who is always loving and filling life with goodness (as He can in a freewill creation), He cannot be a God of damnation. It is our own sins which fill us with grief and feelings of cursedness, not God. This, He would take away in an instant, as we let Him, filling our lives in times of harm or in times of fullness, replacing condemnation with mercy, unforgiveness with love, feelings of hurt and harm with forbearance, wisdom, and deliverance.


PS...

The link here will graphically illustrate how traditional Christianity has
interpreted bad events through fear and judgment. I submit, there is
another way as expressed above when we change our idea of God.