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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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Grieving Son Comforted by One Who Understood His Pain

When I was in high school my father passed away rather suddenly. It was just two days before my high school graduation. At that time in my life I was ...

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Death without Hope

Philip Yancey describes a unique funeral custom conducted by African Muslims. Close family and friends circle the casket and quietly gaze at the corpse. ...

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Town Forbids Dying, Fails

The town of Le Lavandou on the French Riviera recently passed a law barring any more burials in the town cemetery. It's full. The law says, "It ...

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Avoiding the Truck of Death

Donald Grey Barnhouse was driving his children to the funeral of their mother. A semitractor trailer truck crossed in front of them at an intersection, ...

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Comforted by Their Presence

Ray and Judy Williamson's son, David, was killed in a fall at Red River Gorge several weeks ago. Speaking later, Ray said, "I used to wonder ...

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Heavenly Father Knows Best

The Lord has certainly inflicted a bitter wound in the death of our infant son. ... But He is Himself a father and knows what is good for his children. ...

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Emotional Distance

Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.

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Many Faces of Grief

Author Edgar Jackson poignantly describes grief:

Grief is a young widow trying to raise her three children, alone. Grief is the man so filled with shocked ...

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