Author: Madeline Jackson

March 27, 2017 / / Topics

There is a notion that caring for the earth is an assignment for liberal, tree-hugging nature lovers. On the flipside, the perception is that many Christians are less interested in environmental issues, as their sentiments at times expose “creation care”. The old Christian spiritual proclaimed, “This world is not my home, I’m just a passin’ through.” Many have used that as an anthem to abdicate responsibility for this world. Others have used the supposed world-ending, apocalyptic passages of the Bible to advocate for their own laissez-faire attitude. But one cannot…

March 12, 2017 / / Topics

The monitor shows a flat-line. There’s no pulse—the mirror, fogless. At that moment science and speculations are silenced. Time of death? Who knows, but it will happen to everyone—call it. At no moment in our lives is the good news of Jesus more vital than at that moment when we breathe our last breath. Many who have rejected the existence of God hold the opinion that the moment they die, they will merely cease to exist—absorbed into the universe at best, or maybe just become worm food. They seem to…

February 27, 2017 / / Topics

One of greatest fears people have is becoming terminally ill and unable to function or fend for themselves. They are afraid they will not only be a burden on others, but that they might die alone as well. One of the ways people have chosen to deal with these dilemmas is to invite a medical professional to sedately usher them out of this life, and in so doing, take control of their own death. Many are afraid of living incompetently or in writhing pain. They feel that ending their life…