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Holy Saturday & the Hell of Coming Home: Caring for War Wounded Souls

In Packing Inferno, Iraq War veteran Tyler Boudreau describes his experience of going to war and of coming home

Finding Joy on the Journey of Grief

“No one ever told me that grief felt so much like fear.  I am not afraid, but I’m experiencing the sensation of being afraid....

The Reformed Pastor Confronts the “Last Enemy”

Every aspect of pastoral ministry can and should be viewed as an occasion for theological witness and reflection. Nowhere is that more important than...

John Calvin on Death and Grief

It is difficult for many of us to imagine John Calvin doing something so human and vulnerable as grieving. Nor is it any easier...

Suffering Redeemed: A Reformed Argument Against Physician Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

Through the despair and agony of life’s final moments, God’s command, “Thou may live,” resounds in the mind and heart of those flirting with ending their own lives. “The suicidal person hears this command as a light piercing the darkness, not as a command that she must live but as the good news that she is permitted, enabled, to live by God’s grace.”

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