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Confessions of a Funeral Director

Mortician Caleb Wilde is a 6th generation funeral director, who has garnered international attention through a blog and TED talk that explores the humanity ...


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Kay Warren's Advice for Comforting Grievers

Rick and Kay Warren's son Matthew committed suicide at the age of 27 after a long struggle with mental illness. About a year after his death, Kay Warren ...


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Man Saddened that Friends Can't Share His Grief

The British novelist Julian Barnes tried to capture the loneliness of what he calls "grief-work." After thirty years of marriage, his wife Pat died from ...


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Ambulance Driver Reflects on Newtown Tragedy

[Shortly after Christmas 2012], I addressed the New England town of Newtown, Connecticut, a community reeling from the murder of 20 schoolchildren ...


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A Giant Redwood Falls

On March 24, 1991, one of the oldest and largest Redwoods in California crashed to the ground.

People call the tree the Dyerville Giant, and it lies where ...


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Contest Tries to Name Funeral Home Café

A South Carolina funeral home is planning to open what it calls a "Coffee Corner." It will be stocked with Starbucks coffee and offer WiFi as well as ...


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Film Explores Spiritual Questions in Death, Loss, and Grief

Rabbit Hole is a 2010 film about a young couple trying to come to terms with the death of their four-year-old son, who died eight months earlier in a ...


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How NFL Rookies Make the Team

The 2010 website of the Chicago Bears football team presented a series of videos that followed the team's rookies from their first arrival at training ...


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Death: Our Enemy and Teacher

In Christ and the Meaning of Life, German theologian Helmut Thielicke tells the story of a young [soldier] who reached out to pick a bouquet of lilacs ...


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Dying Man Wants Celebration at His Funeral

On the afternoon of May 2, 1990, I heard holy things. I was visiting Larry Hildreth, a father and husband from our church in Pennsylvania. He was in his ...


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