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Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
Originally Posted: 10/26/2012 - 10:43am | Type: Blog

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Eric and Ruth Brown believe nothing about daughter Pearl Joy's life is a mistake. They say God gave Pearl her bright red hair and wide blue eyes, as well as the genetic disorder that c ...

The Art of Dying
Originally Posted: 07/26/2011 - 4:45pm | Type: Magazine Article

Tom Montgomery Fate One man searches for balance between family and solitude, nature and technology. I have bee ...

For Further Reading
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:23pm | Type: Magazine Article

Sabrina Falls I very much appreciated “The Art of Dying” by Lisa Sowle Cahill (June 2010). I very much appreci ...

Acceptable in God’s sight?
Originally Posted: 03/22/2011 - 10:53pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ted Voelker In her generally fine article, Lisa Sowle Cahill states, “euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide is not an acceptable answer ...

The Art of Dying
Originally Posted: 05/19/2011 - 3:35pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lisa Sowle Cahill At the end of life, how can people of faith prepare for a good death? Death is a human reali ...

At the Hour of Our Death
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 1:55pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Is a proper burial for World Trade Center victims a justice issue? Diane Horning's vigil for the conscience of Amer ...

Cycles of Death and Rebirth
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Malinda Elizabeth Berry In Ceremonies of the Seasons, Jennifer Cole writes, “All calendars are founded upon a wish to organize our experi ...

'This Land is Home to Me.'
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jonathan Mendez Jesuit priest Joseph R. J ...

End-of-Life Ethics
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter What is 'artificial means' and what is nonnegotiable humane care? As an ...

Button Your Shirt Before You Go
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Magazine Article

E. Ethelbert Miller (for Reetika) Dead woman loving him from her grave. Is this the end of love? I ...

How to Live Forever
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:52pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Studs Terkel reflects on life, death, and oral history. The title of Studs Terkel's ...

The Grim Sweeper
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Susannah Hunter Making caskets is fine. But who's going to clean ...

Living a Good Death
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 4:50pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Bill Moyers on dying in America. "I’ve never done this before," says Joyce Kerr, her v ...

We All Have to Die
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 10:52am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter But does it have to COST SO MUCH!? Cheryl Grossman and her husband used to laugh together about a ...

Shop Before You Drop
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 10:52am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Steps to getting the funeral you want and can afford. Know your rights and options. Can you b ...

Reclaiming Our Rites
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter The power of ministering to the bereaved. As someone who’s had several deaths in my family, I can ...

Lamentations
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Capturing sorrow with hope. One definition for "death" is to become senseless, to ...

Tears of Sorrow and Joy
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 11:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Just over 18 months ago, my mother was dancing at my wedding. Only a month later, my mom discovered that she had cancer of the ...

Grace that Transforms
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Nicholas Piediscalzi Through death, learning about love. Elizabeth Davis Hinshaw, a widow with two children, a ...

To Triumph Over Despair
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Pam Fickenscher It is often assumed that younger people have no respect for their elders and even less reverence for history. ...

The Passing of a Leader
Originally Posted: 06/25/2014 - 10:02am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Traveling across the country during the 1996 Presidential campaign, I saw almost no yard signs or bumper stickers with the nam ...

Grief in Community
Originally Posted: 06/27/2014 - 11:06am | Type: Magazine Article

Ron Green "The door is locked! "The door is locked! Why won't they unlock the door and let me ...

To the Limits of Our Faith
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:24am | Type: Magazine Article

Elaine V. Emeth How to pray for healing. TO PRAY FOR HEALING is to risk an encounter with the living water o ...

The Grace to be Loved
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ginny Earnest Healing in the presence of God and community. Ginny Earnest, a member of Circle Community Chu ...