Posts Tagged ‘death’

By Matt Horan

In 2011, the School District of Hillsborough County (SDHC), Florida, which serves the Tampa area, will take Good Friday off.  Is that a good idea?

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By Matt Horan

Paul seemed to get a lot of questions about the afterlife.  His responses always betrayed his desire to talk about other things, like making disciples and remaining a faithful church, but knowing how distressed the churches were about it, he occasionally would write to them with some answers, such as in 1Corinthians 15.  The question that seemed to be most on their minds here was: “What is going to happen to the people who have died before Jesus comes back?”

The disciples of Jesus Christ believed that he would be coming back soon—in their lifetime.  So when followers of Jesus started dying before he came back, they had a theological dilemma on their hands.  What will happen to people who are not still alive to greet Jesus when he returns? (more…)

By Matt Horan

I love movies.  Most of the communication between my brothers and sisters involves quotes from movies.  There’s a perfect movie quote for every situation, and when the four of us are together, you can feel confident that one of us will come up with it. (more…)

By Kristy HardingDignitas clinic

Two weeks ago today Sir Edward and Lady Joan Downes ended their lives at the Dignitas clinic in Zurich. By now the story has been sufficiently sliced and diced by the press that the shock has worn off for those of us who didn’t know the couple personally, but the question remains: Shouldn’t the church be able to look at these deaths and say something more helpful than, “Sir Edward and Lady Joan died, and this is sad, sad news“?

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