Assisted Suicide, Brittany Maynard, and Dying with Dignity

Refinery29
October 6, 2014

Assisted Suicide.

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Click the above post title to watch a moving six-minute clip that really forces all of us to once again seriously reflect on the question of assisted suicide.

As the primary purpose of this blog is to ask questions, stimulate conversation and inspire faith, the delicate topic of assisted suicide certainly qualifies as something requiring dialogue.

No doubt there will be those for and against assisted suicide. And, rightfully so. A topic such as this should be discussed.

However, it’s one thing to discuss it from a distance, when the situation affects someone far away, and quite another thing when it concerns someone near you; someone you love and hold dear.

I still don’t know exactly how I feel about this. But, as a Christian, I know that Brittany’s circumstances demand much grace.

Brittany, I’m so sorry you have to experience this.

May the God of love, grace and peace surround you now and forever. And, may he sustain your family and cherished friends as they travel with you through this life-changing time.

10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About the Bible by Peter Enns

onfaith
October 6, 2014

In this short article, Peter Enns presents the 10 commandments of Bible reading. Excellent thoughts for reflection and dialogue.

My post Embracing the Humanity of the Bible: Listening for the Divine through Human Words echoes a similar sentiment as Enns highlights here.

Peter’s latest book, The Bible Tells Me So, is also a great resource. You can purchase your copy from Amazon by clicking this link.