Dying and Death
Can any good come from thinking about death? Our natural tendency is to answer that question no! But what if our meditation on death was informed by a theological understanding of death, a recognition of the comfort Jesus’s death affords Christians, and ethical guidance for dealing with death in these complicated days of modern medical developments? Rather than being morbidly unhelpful, authors Joel R. Beeke and Christopher W. Bogosh contend that meditating on dying and death can be profitable, even necessary, for us. Are you prepared to say that your death will be “gain” (Phil. 1:21)?
Joel R. Beeke is president and professor of systematic theology and homiletics at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary; a pastor of the Heritage Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan; editor of Puritan Reformed Journal and Banner of Sovereign Grace Truth; editorial director of Reformation Heritage Books; and a prolific author.
Christopher W. Bogosh is the director of education for the Reformed Anglican Church; serves as an associate pastor at Resurrection Anglican Church in St. Augustine, Florida; and continues his work as a registered nurse and pastoral counselor specializing in medical decision making, home health case management, mental-spiritual health and wholeness, and palliative care.