Tag Archives: death

Hitchens for the win?

Unless you've been living behind a government firewall, you've probably read that the "rock-star" journalist and provocateur Christopher Hitchens has died from complications related to his battle with cancer. It's sad news, and this from his brother Peter is well worth ...

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I remember

I remember the songs we sang at your funeral, and how I came to learn why you loved the line "suffering children are safe in Your arms", and how I could never again sing the final verse of How Great ...

Couple married for 72yrs die holding hands

Call me a big softie, but I was really moved by this story of a couple, married for 72 years, who died holding eachother's hand. "It was really strange, they were holding hands, and dad stopped breathing but I couldn't figure ...

A race well run

I was cut to the core today, when one of my twitter contacts posted about a young woman, Sara, who lost her battle with terminal illness yesterday. I followed the links, and started reading her blog, and I read some ...

“Universal principles” and justice

Like many people, I have been reading a number of responses to the death of Osama Bin Laden. There is much talk of justice, and some of it seemed to back up a point I tried to make recently.  Whether ...

What does it mean that Jesus defeated death? And why did he have to die?

Like many of my posts, this one was the result of a twitter comment*: What is death? Is death, as Nathan (@madmanwoo) puts it, 'no[t] existing' ? It appears that this defintion actually goes beyond the standard definition of death: Death is defined as ...

Another from my twitter friend..

Let's accept, for a moment, that Hitler was an #atheist. How many people has God personally killed? #noah http://twitter.com/askegg/status/24924458590 Well, you can, no doubt, guess the context! Actually, I don't accept that Hitler was an atheist, but never mind, it is ...

Resting

Timmy’s body is now resting until the day that Jesus returns and makes all things new. On that day, Jesus will wipe away the tears from Timmy’s eyes, and Jesus will wipe away the tears from his parents’ eyes. On ...

A punch in the guts

I have been thinking on the issue of evil and suffering recently, with some of my thoughts already expressed here, as I’m in the process of reading through Chris Wright’s recent book The God i don’t understand. I tend to ...