What do you think the root cause to our missing the mark is? Our nature as humans? Evil? Something else? In Slavery to Death, Richard Beck contends that it’s something else: fear of death. Do you buy that? It’s something to think about when we consider the earliest Christians. For instance, in Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians, […]


IMMORTAL 2: Weeping God

In the face of mortality, we feel…whatever we feel. We feel a lot of things, and no one feels the exact same way in the exact same sequence as anyone else. And yet, we all seem to make our way to sadness–sometimes inconsolable sadness–and silence, because sometimes there just isn’t much to say. Where is […]

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IMMORTAL 1: the Keys

“All go to the same place: all are from the dust; all return to the dust.” ‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭3:20‬ ‭CEB‬‬ Death…it’s an inescapable part of being human. So why do so many of us work so hard to try to escape it? Perhaps it’s because we have very few answers in the face of death; we […]

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