Opinion | Family
When I Lost a Daughter, My Children Lost a Sister
Helping kids heal after sibling loss.
Their grief compounded my own, and I worried about how Ruth's death would affect them long-term—particularly as Ruth had died in bed with her same-age sister.
Opinion | Family
Talking with My Kids About Death
How my husband and I are fumbling through some of the hardest—and holiest—conversations we’ve ever had.
Opinion | Family. Talking with My Kids About Death. Cara Meredith. Image: Shutterstock. 0; tweet; link; email; print. Conversations about death have become the weekly norm in our house
Opinion | Church
The Surprisingly Positive Legacy of the Kermit Gosnell Case
How the worst of the abortion industry brought out the best of pro-life advocacy.
“Her death was the direct result of deliberate and dangerous conduct by Gosnell and his staff. They consciously disregarded the unjustifiable risk that their conduct would cause death.”.
Opinion | Family
I’m Not Called to Keep My Kids from Danger
I can’t keep my kids safe. But I can prepare them for a life of faithfulness.
familiar, safe, and comfortable. Outside the camp, where Jesus went, was a place of shame, death, abandonment, and pain. For us, moving “outside
Opinion | Family
Breast Cancer Marred My Picture-Perfect Marriage
How we found God’s mercy as we faced deep division we’d never experienced before.
Her death drew me to Jesus.” The comment from an acquaintance was meant to be an encouragement, but what I heard was, “My friend had to die so I could fall in love with Jesus.” It
Opinion | Pop Culture
Charles Dickens Still Haunts Christmas
How a 19th-century story informs the modern holiday spirit.
inactions. For both Scrooge and Tiny Tim, the consequences of Scrooge's selfishness are spelled out clearly, the stakes as high as life and death. As
Opinion | Discipleship
Embracing Valentine’s Day Disappointment
Why a holiday of unmet expectations leads me to the Resurrection.
Paul writes in his letter to the Romans that “neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything
Opinion | Discipleship
Confessions of a Christian Prepper
My hope shouldn’t lie in survival skills and stockpiles.
providence? Existential dread comes easily to me—although I fear disaster more than death. By some standards, I'm a doomsday prepper in waiting.
Are We Distracting Ourselves to Death?
How technology-driven "hyperreality" hijacks our attention and makes us numb to real-life dangers.
Are We Distracting Ourselves to Death? How television. Even so, Postman's concern about technology's role in “amusing ourselves to death” was prophetic.
Opinion | Discipleship
I’m Trying to Forgive Fidel Castro
As the daughter of a Cuban refugee, I feel torn between hate and grace.
statements. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a statement about Castro's death that praised Castro's love for the Cuban people. President
Opinion | Discipleship
I Was an Ash Wednesday Rookie
How the liturgical service enriched my non-liturgical faith.
At one point, completely exasperated, I demanded of her, “Why in the world would you want to see a movie that portrays the death of children as entertainment?”.
Opinion | Church
The Dead White Man Who Could Fix Our Race Problem: Oswald Chambers
As a black woman wrestling with racism in America, I lean on a Scottish theologian’s four key insights.
What, then, would Chambers say to believers on the 100th anniversary of his death this month about the never-settled, twisty knot of race in America—the whole mess of it, from church
Opinion | Church
With Rising Teen Suicides, the Church Cannot Afford Mixed Messages on Mental Health
How ministries can play a role in getting youth the support they need.
Yet for our community—and for many others, where one self-inflicted death is one too many—a small though significant positivity campaign cannot be the end of any effort to combat
interview | Discipleship
Q&A: Ministering to Gang Members Is God’s Work
Why a juvenile justice advocate builds relationships with Chicago’s most vulnerable young men.
at an event that weekend. How has his death affected you this past year? I have made it my mission to tell Jonathan's story. Once he completed parole
Opinion | Pop Culture
Taylor Swift Breaks the Silence
Her recent legal case underscores the value of speaking out about sexual assault.
“If the girl who was violated was not married or engaged, the penalty was not death but a fine and the loss of the right of divorce,” says Gary Hall, former professor of Old Testament and
The Demanding Faith of Flannery O’Connor
In her writing, O’Connor made belief believable.
Before her death at 39, Flannery predicted that nobody would write her biography, since lives spent between the house and the chicken yard do not make exciting copy.
excerpt | Family
Belonging Is About More Than Biology
As an adoptee and adoptive mom, God is teaching me about his welcoming love.
Her birth mother had died of AIDS. It felt like we had snatched her from death and disease, from a life defined by a hospice order and lived out in a small orphanage.
Opinion | Sexuality
Lent in the Shadow of Cancer
Three writers reflect on breast cancer, bodies, and resurrection hope.
mortality. What do the death and resurrection of Jesus look like from the valley of the shadow? faith. I know that my own death could reasonably occur at any time.
Opinion | Pop Culture
Art of Darkness: Angelina Jolie’s Latest Film Succeeds at Personalizing Genocide
What "First They Killed My Father" tells me about suffering and the imago Dei.
her joy and turn quiet, inward, ever watchful—sometimes slipping into a vivid dream of longing, sometimes fixating on tiny details— feels akin to watching someone experience death.
Opinion | Pop Culture
Let the Boston Bomber LiveSubscriber access only
Why I oppose the death penalty, even for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Opinion | Pop Culture. Let the Boston Bomber Live. Why I oppose the death penalty, even for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Today, a judge in Boston will officially sentence him to death.