It's not all that surprising that people are turning to conspiracy theories for meaning. In an age where most sources of expert authority--teachers, doctors, scientists, lawyers, religious leaders--are increasingly viewed as anywhere from unreliable to outright evil, figuring out who to trust can be a difficult choice.
We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
Appearances can be deceiving.
The church has always been physically connected in some way.
We are a people of hope. Our God is not silent, and neither are we.