Death is Staring Us Down

By Cole Hartin People will tell me that the reality of death so far exceeds the thought that when we actually get there, all our fine fencing amounts to nothing. Let them say so: there is no doubt whatsoever t... Read More...

The Gospel of Uncleanness

By Hannah Armidon The Old Testament was doing social distancing before it was cool. Pick up a dead animal? Forget washing your hands — take a whole bath, wash your clothes, and you’re unclean until evening. ... Read More...

On Death, Grief, and Redemptive Suffering

By William Yale My mother died of pancreatic cancer at age fifty-six; I was fifteen. For ten months, she endured chemotherapy and radiation treatment, until she collapsed and was hospitalized. She spent two weeks in the hospital, in and out of consciousness... Read More...

Palm Sunday and Death’s Defeat

By Clint Wilson When they look on the one whom they have pierced, they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for an only child, and weep bitterly over him, as one weeps over a firstborn. Zechariah 12:10 Today is... Read More...

Your Funeral Is Not About You

A closed casket, the use of the pall, and matching hangings and vestments in the color of Easter visually shift the focus away from death and dead bodies to the resurrection.