Christianity is not only about pain and death. It’s about life and joy.
Trauma and embodiment
Hillary McBride draws on psychology and theology to encourage us to befriend our bodies.
My feet hurt. To distract myself, I'm recalling my professional failures.
A body in pain navigates the world
Poet Molly McCully Brown’s memoir of life with cerebral palsy
When I’m simply present to my own pain, I learn to be present to others’ pain, too.
He faces it.
How people deal with pointless suffering
Scott Samuelson considers seven responses to the age-old mystery.
How the American opioid crisis got so big
Two journalists unpack the history, the scale of the epidemic, and who’s to blame
It's not enough to restrict the supply of pills. We need long-term treatment for people who are addicted, and we need to pay for it.
Brittany Maynard's story is compelling—but not typical. Basing policy on cases like hers can be dangerous to the people the policy affects.
The story goes that God got a body. I’ve often pondered the relationship between incarnation and pain.
There is no denying that in today’s world a culture of loneliness and isolation plagues individuals of every age, race and socioeconomic status. Although the church provides a sacred community that may help combat this loneliness, even the most devout believers have, at one time or another, questioned how or even if God is present in their suffering.
Pain is so attention-getting that it can put you on a planet all by yourself, where your face is the only face you see above the number that best describes your hurt.