All posts from “Death”

Dancing on Graves?

April 18, 2013 2:00 PM

Written before the Boston bombings, here is a sobering meditation on our death-celebrating culture. The sympathetic response to the Boston attacks from traditional U.S. adversaries including Cuba, Russia, and even the Taliban, offers an interesting recent angle on Kyle’s...

Christian Saints vs. Cultural Celebrities

December 15, 2011 12:00 AM

Earlier this year, on October 5th, an influential and visionary leader died. His life forever changed the American experience, and his legacy will be felt for generations to come. An ability to see a future many thought impossible marked his...

Shane Claiborne: Death Interrupted

September 21, 2011 12:00 AM

Last week death was interrupted. Duane Buck was set for execution. His execution would have been the second last week and the eleventh this year in Texas alone… and two more executions are scheduled soon. When Presidential candidate Rick Perry...

Ur Video: In Memory of John Stott

July 29, 2011 12:00 AM

"The evangelical world has lost one of its greatest spokesmen, and I have lost one of my close personal friends and advisors. I look forward to seeing him again when I go to Heaven." -Billy Graham For more on...

Horror and Hope in Japan

March 14, 2011 12:00 AM

The images and stories emerging from Japan are terrible, and with the threat of nuclear meltdown still looming there may be more to come. But amid the rubble and mud, the church is offering a perspective of hope. Message from...

The Pastor's Front Row Seat

August 12, 2009 12:00 AM

"Don't just pretend to love others. Really love them … Be happy with those who are happy, and weep with those who weep." Romans 12 There was a point in my life when I hated weddings. I'd do anything I...

Ur Wisdom: Megachurch

February 17, 2009 12:00 AM

For those of you concerned that Url Scaramanga is anti-megachurch, stay tuned. You'll find that Url is an equal opportunity offender....

The Alternative After-Lifestyle

October 23, 2007 12:00 AM

In August, leaders at High Point Church in Arlington, Texas, "cancelled a memorial service for a Navy veteran shortly before it was to start because the deceased was gay." That is how the event was described by the Associated Press....

Robert Webber's Ancient-Future Journey Was Our Journey

April 30, 2007 8:47 AM

Theologian, scholar, and worship guru Robert Webber died Saturday, April 27. He was 73. Webber will be remembered (and appreciated, mostly) as the man who gave a name to the quest to recover both philosophy and experience of worship that...

Death in the Morning

April 18, 2007 12:00 AM

Pastor and professor Scott Wenig understands the profound responsibility church leaders face in the aftermath of a tragedy. Nine years ago his community was devastated when two teenage gunmen entered Columbine High School. Wenig shares the wisdom he gained after...

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