Category Archives: death

John Updike Passes Away

I think I’ve only read one book by John Updike, but this comment on his passing makes me want to read more. But, like an animal, he is always peering over his shoulder for the Predator he fears is pursuing … Continue reading

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Killing Afghani Civilians

Do you think that if a foreign government were doing this in America, that we would support that foreign government?

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Solzhenitsyn on the Blessing of Prison

Alexander Solzhenitsyn has passed away. One of his more remarkable quotes that aptly displays the effect of prison on him. It was granted to me to carry away from my prison years on my bent back, which nearly broke beneath … Continue reading

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Life on the Edge of Death

Dan Cummings who is the senior pastor at 5 points Community Church in suburban Detroit has inoperable cancer. This post gives a pretty good flavor of what it is like living in the shadow of death. He calls his people … Continue reading

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Tony Snow is Home with Jesus

As my childhood pastor would have said, “he has graduated to glory.” He wrote an article for Christianity Today exactly a year ago entitle, “Cancer’s Unexpected Blessings.” In part he said: Through such trials, God bids us to choose: Do … Continue reading

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On Dying

Our culture is pathetic when it comes to death. While not set in a Christian milieu this is a good article from the Telegraph (U.K.) that explores what it means to die well. We as followers of Christ ought to … Continue reading

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