Marilyn wasn’t sure she could stomach the sight of a truck carting 56 years of her husband's work to the dump.
As my father was dying, I saw God’s radiant face more clearly.
In between, I was ordained a priest.
“Yearning for life is a part of what it means to be human.”
Sometimes truth is better than comfort.
A growing number of Christians are embracing natural burial practices.
The word contagion comes from the Latin words for “with” and “touch.”
My feet hurt. To distract myself, I'm recalling my professional failures.
Theologian Todd Billings grapples with scripture, philosophy, and his own incurable cancer.
She died in her nurse’s arms.
Death rituals used to happen in our houses. What if we brought them back?
I’m the only person he loved the way he loved me.
Jesus’ conflict, Matthew Thiessen argues, was with the forces of death.
“A lot of people want to talk about the big questions; they just don’t know how to get started.”
At a recent funeral, some churchgoers were surprised by my choice of texts.