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
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?”.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.”.
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.
Dressed for Death: The History of Funeral Fashion
Looking back to when mourning attire was as heavy and dark as grief itself.
Opinion | Pop Culture. Dressed for Death: The History of Funeral Fashion. Looking closet. It feels too infused with death to take it out for a night on the town.
The Unexpected Book of the Bible that Comforts Me the Most
In the midst of my anxiety, I remember God’s power through reading Revelation.
Death will be no more; mourning and crying and pain will be no more, for the first things have passed away.". I have heard the refrain about "every tear" being wiped from their eyes.
When Death Calls
In hospice ministry, I see death regularly. But this time, it was personal.
Opinion | Sexuality. When Death Calls. In hospice ministry, I see death regularly. We're never truly ready for a loved one's death or last days, but barely any of us even try to be.