Yes, Jon, We’re All Terminal

I was listening this morning to a speaker, Abby, where she described a recent conversation with her 92-year-old grandmother. Her grandma told her: I've been diagnosed with a slow-developing form of leukemia. The doctors have given me 2-10 years to live. To which, Abby replied: Grandma, I could have told you that. Yes, the truth is: a…

3 Things We Don’t Talk about in Church

There are three things we don't talk about in church. Or, maybe I should say: there are three things we don't talk about very often or very well in church. The first is death. To be fair, we don't talk about death very well anywhere in our society. It's easier to avoid death until you can't avoid…

Life’s Many Goodbyes

Recently, our family has to had to learn how to say "goodbye" to some people in our lives. My wife's uncle died this month, at the way-too-young age of 66. And this week, we said goodbye to a nephew who had been living with us for the past six months. Isn't it interesting that we…