Death

“Now we know that the heart of an otherwise healthy young man can just stop.”

"The day we received the report was one of the hardest we’ve had since he died. Yet there was also some comfort in it. It was comforting in the sense that he did nothing wrong and we did nothing wrong. It was comforting in the sense that the people who tried to save him did all they could... And it was comforting in the sense that it was so clearly an act of providence in which the Lord just took him. All we can do is bow the knee." - Challies

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To the Mourner

"In recent months I have often mentioned the growing importance of poetry in my life. As we come to Good Friday and Easter, I have been enjoying some of the devotional poetry of days gone by, and was especially struck by Hannah Flagg Gould’s "To the Mourner.'" - Challies

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John Piper: Should Christians Cremate Their Loved Ones?

"There has been a skyrocketing preference for cremation over the past decades in the United States .... There are various causes, but the greatest, by far, is the combination of secularization and economics. Fewer people test the practice with biblical criteria, and more people want the cheapest solution. So my aim here is to touch on both of those causes." -  Piper

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