Whence Wisdom?

Our Godless Narratives Are Pure Folly

The Covid pandemic has been, in a very real way, an apocalypse. I use the word apocalypse advisedly and not merely as a synonym for catastrophe. The Greek origin of the English word apocalypse means “to reveal, to uncover, to disclose.” Covid has been an unexpected revealing, a surprising uncovering of something that lay hidden.

Someone once said, “War doesn’t make heroes; it reveals them.” That’s a clever way of stating the truism that character precedes action. In other words, heroic actions reveal what was previously there, though as yet unseen. Covid has been similarly revealing of what lay hidden, though what has been revealed has not been, alas, particularly heroic.

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Keith Lowery works as a senior fellow at a major semiconductor manufacturer, where he does advanced software research. He worked in technology startups for over 20 years and for a while was a principal engineer at amazon.com. He currently serves as an elder at Lake Ridge Bible Church in a suburb of Dallas, Texas.


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