I don’t know if this is the pandemic’s end game. I do know that new things are already being born in us.
Liz Tichenor’s life in the wake of her infant’s death
We are called to accompany the bodies we love from birth to death and beyond.
The solution to the fear of death is to live as dying creatures
Theologian Todd Billings grapples with scripture, philosophy, and his own incurable cancer.
“A lot of people want to talk about the big questions; they just don’t know how to get started.”
A palliative care physician writes about the mystery of faith
Sunita Puri’s memoir models the kind of compassion and wisdom she brings to her patients.
We gave our readers a one-word writing prompt: “promise.”
The Christian virtues and the art of dying
9 values that can shape the end of life in a cruciform way
Dying—and living—with breast cancer
Nina Riggs's love of the world shines through her memoir, even as the ground shifts beneath her.
We gave our readers a one-word writing prompt: “surprise.”
Living in the gray
A hospice chaplain writes about facing pain without flinching.
Bioethics and the good-enough death
Dying poses hard questions about autonomy.
Death's call and our response
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.