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
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
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.”.
Marriage Lessons from the Luthers
Katharina and Martin Luther lived 500 years ago, but they can teach us much about how to live well in our own modern-day marriages.
“Not that I am insensible to the emotions of the flesh, being neither wood nor stone,” he wrote to a friend, “but because I have no desire to [marry], and daily expect to die a heretic's death
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
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?”.
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.
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
Why Are Evangelical Women at Planned Parenthood?
What a recent Marie Claire report gets wrong—and right—about evangelicals and abortion.
an abortion. “I just got into this very devastated, dark place,” she told me. “I can hardly even believe that I ever was that person—scared to death. I grew
Let the Pregnant Grads Walk
How we treat pregnant teens reveals more about us than them.
Their repentance is evidence of God's life at work in them and is an obvious demonstration that they have chosen life instead of death and death-dealing ways (Deut.
Old Hollywood’s Abortion Secret
What a culture of death tells us about a culture of life.
Old Hollywood's Abortion Secret. What a culture of death tells us about a culture of life. Gina Dalfonzo. Image: Eric Carpenter for MGM / Wikimedia Commons. 0; tweet; link; email; print.
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.
Messages from the Edge: Suicide Notes on Social Media
How Facebook turns the left-behind into horrified witnesses.
in real time on my newsfeed: the timid, then panicked inquiries about her welfare, the frantic attempts to pinpoint her location for the authorities, and then finally, the death knell blow
5 Women Every Christian Should Know
From Katharina Luther, who escaped a convent and became a radical reformer, to Amanda Berry Smith, an itinerant minister who was born a slave, these women changed history.
Luther (1499–1550) After reading some of Martin Luther's writings that had been smuggled into her cloistered convent, Katharina von Bora decided to risk punishment by death and flee
How to Liberate Ourselves from the Perils of Platform
For writers, bloggers, and speakers, the pitfalls of self-promotion are offset by a robust vision of women’s gifts in the church.
addition to Moore's post, Ann Voskamp responded with her own, warning: “The greatest venom of fame can be that you start thinking mostly about yourself — to the point of death by self
Motherhood Is Physical—and So Is the Gospel
Encountering the Incarnation in birthing, breastfeeding, and bathing.
For after his body was broken in death, he did not meet us in spirit but in resurrection. As the firstfruits of the new creation, Jesus is both our Savior and our future promise. Even death.
Let the Boston Bomber Live
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.
Stop Asking ‘What Would MLK Do?’
Our speculation ignores the tragic reality of his death.
Our speculation ignores the tragic reality of his death. It's so much easier to think of King's death as inevitable, as that of a martyr, a heroic end to a life of public service.
To Kill a Predator
What is it about this lion’s death that has us so outraged?
Opinion | Pop Culture. To Kill a Predator. What is it about this lion's death that has us so outraged? Caryn Rivadeneira. Image: Vince O'Sullivan / Flickr. 0; tweet; link; email; print.
Why Corruption Is an Urgent Justice Issue
While living abroad, I discovered the corrosive effects of corruption and the suffering it causes.
But for too many of our brothers and sisters around the world, corruption is a matter of life and death. The risks are especially great for those who speak out against corruption.