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Tony Campolo Experiences Powerful Moment at Funeral

I went to my first black funeral when I was 16 years old. A friend of mine, Clarence, had died. The pastor was incredible. From the pulpit he talked about ...


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The Power of a Changed Life

Pastor Steve Yeschek, Crystal Lake, Illinois, lost his sister, Judy, after a five-year battle with cancer. She was a woman who, as Steve described her, ...


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"Bridge to Terabithia": Why Some People Don't Believe in Hell

In Bridge to Terabithia, 10-year-old Jesse (Josh Hutcherson) is befriended by Leslie (AnnaSophia Robb), the new girl in town. Together they create an ...


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How God Comforts

God comforts in many ways, and James and Jill Kilibarda of Minnesota have discovered one of those ways.

Looking forward to the birth of their first child, ...


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What Do You Want Said at Your Funeral?

Some friends were hanging out one day, and the conversation grimly turned to the issue of death. One of the friends asked the others, "What would you ...


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Absent from the Body, Present with the Lord

The funeral for Pastor Bob Russell's father was held on a cold, blustery day in Pennsylvania. The roads were too bad for cars to go to the cemetery after ...


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The Art of Offering Condolence

College English professor Jess Decourcy Hinds, of Brooklyn, New York, recently lost her father to a painful battle with bone cancer. Following his death, ...


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Robert Kennedy Mourns Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Robert F. Kennedy was in Indianapolis that day, speaking in a black neighborhood. It fell to ...


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Creator of "Six Feet Under" Talks About Death

Alan Ball, who created the HBO television series Six Feet Under, is no stranger to death. He says, "When I was growing up, a lot of people in my family ...


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Funeral Plans Become Explosive and Elaborate

More and more people want to end life with a bang.

Gordon Bergin was an ordained minister whose funeral arrangements were part of an Independence Day celebration. ...


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