Even in the secular imagination, dying has become a vocation.
Reading Steve and Sharol Hayner's cancer story, I found myself taking on the role of Job's adversary.
That Dragon, Cancer is a unique video game: it offers us the experience of our powerlessness.
Do we ask for miracles? Do we pray, if only to cover our bases, that God would give special guidance to doctors? And what would happen if we didn't pray?
Todd Billings weaves his struggle with a rare form of blood cancer together with probing biblical and theological reflection.
On April 13, 2005, Richard Lischer's 33-year-old son, Adam, phoned his dad. The cancer had spread throughout Adam's body.
50/50 is a balancing act: a comedy-drama about a man who learns he has a tumor and a 50 percent chance of surviving. Writer Will Reiser and director Jonathan Levine pull off twin feats: they sustain a tone midway between ironic and poignant, and they touch the audience without pushing pathos at us.
After her bleak diagnosis, Julie Anderson Love learned that hope has nothing to do with passivity. She was, she writes, "the patient from hell."