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Eternal Life

Died, Passed Away or Passed

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 11.29.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

Exactly when did the change in terminology occur, what was the reason for the change, is it helpful for the family of the deceased, and what are the theological implications of using "passed away" or "passed" instead of "died"? I decided to explore the matter.

Why Jack Bauer Reminds Me of Jesus

Bethany Blankley | Posted 08.21.2014 | Religion
Bethany Blankley

I've never been a big television watcher. I abhor commercials, and even more so, cable company monopolies legitimized by legislators dismissing the co...

Searching for God at the Shopping Center

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

No more swearing. Be a better boyfriend. Make more money... so I can give it away. What is your New Year's resolution? Do you believe in making New ...

Why Do We Call It 'Maundy Thursday' and 'Good Friday?"

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 05.28.2013 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

The celebration of Good Friday is ancient, dating at least to the 4th century. But why is it called a "good" day?

All I Want for Christmas Is a Vampire

Donna Highfill | Posted 02.12.2013 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

I still have a magnet on my refrigerator that my daughter gave me which says, "My husband has my heart, but my neck belongs to Edward." I wouldn't want to become a vampire -- who wants to spend eternity as a menopausal bloodsucker? It's too violent to even consider.

Social Media and the Promise of Eternal Life

Julie Flynn Badal | Posted 08.08.2012 | Women
Julie Flynn Badal

There it was, posted between a Pinterest recipe and YouTube video by Florence and the Machine. Deb, a former colleague, had died of cancer. She was 40 years old.

My Father's Song Is Still My Mantra

Michael Sigman | Posted 07.08.2012 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

Today my 63rd birthday looms and the cultural messages are mixed. It feels uncool -- bordering on shameful -- to acknowledge my age. Yet I'm told I should be thrilled because I look young, and that thanks to advances in medicine, "63 is the new 53!"

The Courage To Live Eternally

Rev. Dean Snyder | Posted 12.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dean Snyder

As Christians prepared for All Saints' Day, I want to propose that choosing to believe in life after death may actually be an act of courage.

My Dead Relatives in the Sky

Karl Giberson, Ph.D | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Karl Giberson, Ph.D

Belief in eternal life is hard for me. My mind has been largely taken over by science and has trouble getting itself around ideas so far outside the normal course of events. But I still believe...

Are We Getting Too Old?

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Patrick Takahashi

Another huge economic crisis is looming because, for developed countries, in the 80's, 5 workers supported a retired person. This has dropped to 4:1 and will crash to 2.2:1 in 2050.