Death isn't a wall, but a doorway. [Click title to read more.]
I don't think we often realize it, but sometimes Christian confidence expressed in the wrong way can look a lot like Christian callousness - even when it's well-meaning. And compassion is the only way to leaven it. [Click title to read more.]
We should be channeling our sense of urgency into the things that matter. [Click title to read more.]
Eternity - the prospect of a God beyond time, of endless endlessness with Him, of what it means - makes everything small: the good, the bad, and the ugly. Eternity dwarfs the worst wars and the brightest moments of human history. [Click title to read more.]
When we leave, the light leaves with us. [Click title to read more.]
I suspect that for believers it's easier and more comforting to face Christ's return or our return to Him in a sort of happy abstract rather than as a realistic possibility: those events are coming, they're out there, and they matter, but we don't always regard them with a profound sense of urgency. [Click title to read more.]
Our culture rarely deals intimately with death any more: we have cordoned it off, confined it to funeral homes and hospitals, done everything to keep it separate from us as we try to think up ways and means to evade the inevitable ourselves. But it wasn't always that way. And I suspect that in the interim, something has been lost.