Theologian Deanna Thompson used to criticize the pervasive technological creep overtaking our lives. Then she was diagnosed with cancer.
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.
And what would happen if we didn't?
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.