Tag Archive for: death

Rev Tim Keller 1950-2023: “We Take Comfort in His Last Words”

The much-loved cancer-stricken minister passed away while under hospice care, surrounded by his loved ones.

How to Grieve Someone You’ve Never Met

Despite most of us never having met him, Jock Zonfrillo was a beloved part of TV viewing households across the country.

I Blamed God for Taking My Dad

For anyone death is not a nice thing at all. For me I blamed God. I felt like God took my dad from us and I was angry at him.

Christians in Syria and Turkey Call for Prayer After Deadly Earthquake

Churches in Turkey and Syria are calling for Christians around the world to pray, after earthquakes have killed almost 4,000 people.

My Friends’ Dads Are Dying. So What Are We Learning From It?

I don’t mean to sound too sombre, but planning for death, its inevitability and inexorable pull towards our grave, is not a bad thing.

Tributes for Angela Lansbury: 1925-2022

The much-loved ‘Murder, She Wrote’ actress and voice of Mrs Potts in ‘Beauty and the Beast’ has died peacefully at home at the age of 96.

5 Things I Noticed About the Queen’s Majestic But Jarring Funeral

The funeral of Queen Elizabeth II was full of ceremony, majesty and Royal decorum – and yet, it felt jarring, writes Akos Balogh.

The Day the Queen Met the King

Last week, the Queen, who had so often heard the term “Your Majesty” spoken to her, would have spoken them to someone else. The one true King.

A Familiar Story for the Eternal Problem of Suffering

Philosophers, scientists and theologians have all sought to understand the problem of evil. The Bible offers a narrative that makes sense of it.

‘Shane’: Reflections on Warney and a Death So Young

Shane Warne seemed so alive. And now he’s not. Death: it fizzes and pops at us like a Warnie turner on a fifth day wicket… it’s the wrong ‘un we can’t pick.

Singer Nightbirde, from America’s Got Talent, has Passed Away

Nightbirde, a recent contestant on America’s Got Talent, died in February from cancer. She was loved for her optimistic outlook, and her faith in Jesus.

“Create Your Own Funeral”: An Easy Approach to a Tough Subject

A new website allows you to plan your own funeral and create a personal space for loved ones to visit after you’ve passed away.

Remembering His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Honouring the life of the longest-serving royal consort in British history. Prince Philip is being remembered by church leaders as a man of faith.

When Should We Use Our Power to Choose? – ‘Blackbird’ Discusses Euthanasia

Blackbird is a movie that captures the emotions of a family respectfully trying accept loss, but also puts a very superficial take on the complex issue of assisted dying.

What Happens When I Die?

In this conversation with humour and wisdom, hear how the death of someone close prompted this guy to confront some of life’s biggest questions.

Record Low Birth Rates and a Record High Life Expectancy

Australia has record low birth rates per couple but a record high number birth overall. At the same time, Australia has a record high life expectancy.

Gone To Soon

Sometimes we are blindsided by the untimely death of people in our lives. They can be loved ones, or cultural icons such as Kobe Bryant.

Upon The Death of a Celebrity – The World is Shocked

The first truly shocking celebrity death I recall was that of the most photographed woman on the planet, Princess Di. I still remember the day.