Tag: death

Christian Humanist Profiles 42: Amy Appleford

What does it mean to have a good death? Many in our time use technology in an attempt to stave off aging or dying, or to conceal the effects of time. Elders approaching death are frequently sequestered from the rest of society, further reducing opportunities for younger people to contemplate their own mortality. Perhaps for…

Heidegger for Christian Thinkers 3: Death and Resoluteness

Being Towards Death Although Heidegger seldom if ever mentions Thomas Aquinas in Being and Time, the opening section often brings to mind Thomas’s doctrine of analogy and the philosophical problems that come up when philosophy abandons the analogical character of Being.  For Thomas, there are certain realities, most of them divine, that do not participate in…

Jesus God Man: A Reflection on the Lectionary Readings for 7 October 2012

Revised Common Lectionary Page for 7 October 2012 (19th Sunday after Pentecost, Year B) Job 1:1, 2:1-10 and Psalm 26  •  Genesis 2:18-24 and Psalm 8  •  Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:5-12  •  Mark 10:2-16 When I preach this week, I’ll be using Hebrews 11:5-18, expanding the New Testament reading just a bit. I like preaching texts in which the vocabularies of the ancient…

The God who Restores Life: A Reflection on the Lectionary Readings for 6 June 2010

Revised Common Lectionary Page for 6 June 2010 (Second Sunday after Pentecost, Year C) 1 Kings 17:8-16, (17-24) and Psalm 146 • 1 Kings 17:17-24 and Psalm 30 • Galatians 1:11-24 • Luke 7:11-17 It’s not lost on me that I’m writing about these texts on American Memorial Day; after all, yesterday’s song service led…

On the Death of Facebook Friends: Some Reflections on Michael Spencer and Michael Johnson

I’m sure this is going to be more and more common a phenomenon as the years pass: I’ve now got two Facebook friends who are dead. Certainly I can’t be the first to whom this has happened.  In fact, Spark, one of the CBC podcasts I listen to, devoted an entire episode some months back…