death

The Dentist and Decay
August 23, 2013

Most people hate the dentist. Well, they detest seeing one. For me, I can say I’ve been genuinely upset enough of the times I’ve gone that the experience of squeaky-clean teeth after a bi-annual check up is ruined. Worst of all, I often find out crucial information about dental care or filling progression after the…

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Questions
January 20, 2008
Topics: poetry, death, illness
Author: Susan Perlman

A diagnosis. Stage 4 cancer. Anger and fear and hurt descend. Then the questions arise. Why me? And after I die? Is there a God? A heaven? A hell? A nothingness? Something else? How can I know? Good, bottom line, questions. Indiscreet, tactless queries all mortals need to ask. -SP

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Remembering September 11: Reflections from a Messianic Jewish Perspective
January 1, 2002

Five interviews from Messianic Jewish Americans about 9/11.

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God and Carpeting: The Theology of Woody Allen
March 1, 1993
Author: David M.

A red-haired boy sits next to his mother in the psychiatrist’s office. She is describing her son’s problems and expressing her disappointment in him. Why is he always depressed? Why can’t he be like other boys his age? The doctor turns to the boy and asks why he is depressed. In a hopeless daze the…

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Heaven Wanted to Wait!
July 1, 1986
Author: Milton Kohut

I should have died. At 2:45 p.m. on May 25, 1979, Flight 191 lifted off the runway at O’Hare International Airport. Within minutes the jumbo DC-10, headed from Chicago to Los Angeles and crammed to capacity with 273 passengers and personnel, plunged to earth in a horrifying fireball. I should have been on board. The…

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