Articles by Kyelle Byne
By Kyelle Byne
February 7, 2022
Kyelle Byne attended a talk by renowned Christian author Philip Yancey in which he borrowed centuries-old lessons from John Donne to frame the challenge and opportunity for Christian scientists in our pandemic context. Suffering can uncover contours of our faith and motivate a Christian witness of care and understanding.
Early in his career as a journalist, Yancey came across the works of John Donne, a pastor and poet serving in England at a time when the bubonic plagues swept across Europe, killing one-third of the continent’s population In late January, Philip Yancey spoke at the American Scientific Affiliation’s 2022 Winter Symposium on “God, Science, and the Pandemic with Lessons from John Donne" If there were ever a time when the world needed messages of comfort and compassion, it would be during a time of global crisis