Tag Archive for: death

How Remembrance Day and WW2 Gave Me Moral Clarity about Israel/Hamas War

While I respect Obama in many ways, I have concerns about his popular view that ‘nobody’s hands are clean’ in the Israel-Hamas war.

How Death-Anxiety Impacts on Mental Health, and How to Live Life to the Full

If death anxiety is bubbling under our unconscious, and if some of our coping strategies are harmful, how can we help ourselves through it?

When Death Starts to Take Our Friends

Matthew Perry’s death sobers us. It reminds us of the fleeting nature of life and the fading nature of beauty.

The ‘Theology of The Skull’ in Euthanasia Laws

What we are watching in the post-Christian West is the inexorable marching of what I will term “The Theology Of The Skull”.

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.