Apr 3, 2010   |  

Death Isn’t Natural

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On a Saturday long ago, our Lord Jesus was a corpse. This isn’t natural. Problem is, death seems normal to us. Darwinian naturalism, along with most contemporary philosophies, assumes that death is the natural ending point to life. The Christian… Read More

Jan 10, 2007   |  

Cremation Nation

Sara, a caller to the “Ask Anything Wednesday” segment of the Albert Mohler Program, which I’m guest-hosting as I type this, just asked a question about cremation, and whether it is ever right for a Christian to be cremated. It is a complicated question, but one that Christians should ask. I just wrote an article on this subject for Touchstone magazine. The article, entitled “Grave Signs” can be accessed online here.

Jun 28, 2006   |  

Anne Lamott, Grim Reaper?

For those of you interested in self-proclaimed Christian essayist and novelist Anne Lamott, check out Albert Mohler’s commentary on Lamott’s celebration of having killed a dying man with barbituate-laced apple sauce. One’s first thought is, why is Anne Lamott not in prison after confessing murder? But one’s second thought is, where is the church that could be shaping and discipling Lamott toward a biblical eschatology and a biblical compassion for the dying?

Apr 21, 2006   |  

It Is Better to Bury Than to Burn

Final Resting Place? I am surprised by how often Christians are stunned to hear me say that cremation is not a Christian act. Previous generations of Christians would have understood exactly, but today an anti-cremation stance seems at best Luddite and at worst carnal. People will ask, “Can’t God raise a cremated Christian just as he can raise a decomposed buried Christian?”