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Tried with Fire: Death and Its Brood

Tried with Fire: Death and Its Brood

Kevin T. Bauder God did not create human beings to suffer or die. Nothing in the Bible teaches that pain had any place in the world God made. God fashioned humanity, both male and female, as part of His good creation. He gave them His blessing. He put them in a place of shelter and… Continue Reading

Facing Our Mortality

Facing Our Mortality

Don Odens My father found it necessary to address end of life issues from time to time but could not bring himself to discuss his own death openly. Discussions always began with the phrase, “If something happens to me….” Dad’s difficulty was as much cultural as personal. Many Americans, including believers, go to extreme lengths… Continue Reading

In Memorium: David Oestreich

In Memorium: David Oestreich

Last week I received the shocking news that David Oestreich was fighting for his life in the hospital, suffering from pneumonia. A few hours later he was dead. He leaves behind a young widow and three children. David was a friend, but of a unique sort. You see, David and I never actually met in… Continue Reading

This Was Jack’s Life

This Was Jack’s Life

I encountered my first Chick comic at Pine Hill Hunting Camp near Alpena, Michigan. I was a boy, evenings were slow, and somebody had left the thing lying around. It was an amusing little booklet entitled “This Was Your Life.” It pictured the postmortem agonies of some unsaved “everyman” as his life was replayed on… Continue Reading

On the death of a giant: Dwight Gustafson

On the death of a giant: Dwight Gustafson

Dwight Gustafson was a giant of a man. You couldn’t help but look up to him–literally. Dr. Gus (as he was affectionately known) towered over most people. But he wasn’t just a giant physically. Dwight Gustafson, who passed away last Tuesday at the age of 83, was a giant in many ways. Dr. Gus was… Continue Reading