If Christian parents remind their Christian children that the worst that can happen in death is temporary separation, it’s reassuring. Their relationship cannot be terminated, only interrupted. What will eventually follow—whether in hours, days, years, or decades—is a great reunion, wonderful beyond imagination.
Randy Alcorn's Blog: death
- Mon, Jul 21, 2014
When five-year-old Emily Kimball was hospitalized and heard she was going to die, she started to cry. Even though she loved Jesus and wanted to be with him, she didn’t want to leave her family behind. Then her mother had an inspired idea. She asked Emily to step through a doorway into another room, and she closed the door behind her.
- Mon, Dec 09, 2013
I’ve been asked several times over the years about my thoughts on burial vs. cremation. I do have an opinion, but it’s not a super strong one, more a personal preference in light of certain ancient practices. (It seems important to state that my point in sharing this blog is not to put anyone in distress or have them second guess past decisions. Rather, this is only for those who are interested and are thinking about future decisions.)
- Fri, Mar 22, 2013
- Suffering and Evil
In If God Is Good, I share a story that John Stott tells in his book The Cross of Christ about billions of people seated on a great plain before God’s throne. Most shrank back, while some crowded to the front, raising angry voices.
“Can God judge us? How can He know about suffering?” snapped one woman.
December 8 is the anniversary of John Lennon’s death. He died 32 years ago. I’m going to end by linking you to a fascinating new video that talks about John Lennon and much more. But first, some thoughts about him.
- Fri, Oct 05, 2012
- Suffering and Evil
When I was seventeen years old and had known Christ for less than two years, I experienced what I believe was a miracle. Driving at fifty miles an hour, I was about to crash. All I could see in front of me, top to bottom and side to side, was the yellow of a school bus, which pulled in front of me from a side road, but which I didn’t see until a split second before impact.
- Fri, Jun 22, 2012
- Christian Life
None of us knows how much time we have left in this world, but in terms of eternity, the time for all of us is very short. No matter what our age, we can all benefit from this perspective. As missionary C. T. Studd put it, “Only one life, ‘twill soon be past, only what’s done for Christ will last.”
- Wed, May 04, 2011
- Culture and Worldview
I rarely just repost what someone else has written, but in this case I think Piper says it so well it’s pointless for me to take a shot at it. (I also recommend checking out Andy Naselli's blog post "Don Carson on Osama bin Laden.")
God’s emotions are complex—like yours, only a million times more. Right now, your emotions about bin Laden are not simple, i.e. not single.