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“Aubade,” by Philip Larkin: A Poem for Ash Wednesday

“I See What’s Really Always There: / Unresting Death, a Whole Day Nearer Now”

Some Thoughts You May Have the Week After Your Parents’ Deaths

You Will Never, Ever Buy Into The Idea That Prayers Do Not Help

July 4th, Sufjan, and the Wake-up Call of Death

We’re All Gonna Die with Sufjan Stevens and Tim Keller

Grace at a Funeral

Racial Reconciliation and a Glimpse of God’s Kingdom

A Grave Burden

You Can Carry Your Memories, and God Can Carry You

Our Souls House Many Homes

Landscape, Memory, and Ignatian Imagination

More than Lament: the Strange Boldness of Christianity

Seeing Beyond the Grave in a Pandemic

Departed to the Judgment

A Life Between Two Worlds

The Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living

Reflections for Ash Wednesday

Death and Life Under the Mark of Cain

The Best Bad News We Could Receive

If Jesus Paid It All, What’s With All the Ashes?

On Unnatural Death and Suffering the Last Flickers of Sin

Sitting Shiva for Kobe: On the Complicated Nature of Grief, and Humans

Public Grief is a Messy Thing, and We Don’t Do It Well — I Include Myself in This Claim