We gave our readers a one-word writing prompt: “surprise.”
A hospice chaplain writes about facing pain without flinching.
Dying poses hard questions about autonomy.
Even in the secular imagination, dying has become a vocation.
The difference between sickness and health depends on the strength of the love at work. It wasn't until I met Mark that I began to understand this.
Whether we're dying or living with grief, there are faithful ways to do so. Marilyn Chandler McEntyre points us in the right direction.
Modern medicine makes it difficult to die. Often, treatment seems to prolong not living so much as dying. With no earthly hope, Regan was spared all this.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Letters and Papers from Prison comes under the category of “Books to Be Read on an Annual Basis”—like Augustine’s Confessions, King Lear, or anything by Flannery O’Connor. In general, we read too many books and return to too few.
On April 13, 2005, Richard Lischer's 33-year-old son, Adam, phoned his dad. The cancer had spread throughout Adam's body.