Thursday, August 28, 2008

Issues at the End of Life

I am now back in the swing of things after travelling for a little while, so I would like to put up a few posts of good material I came across recently.

As many of you know, we stayed with my wife's family, and they are currently taking care of her 95 year old grandfather. It is a blessing to see the gospel graces of servanthood at work in this household as they honor Grandpa. It certainly isn't always easy. But there is something dignifying in the work they are doing which gives a glimpse into the lasting joys of Christian family life.

With that in mind, here are a couple articles about the end of life. One of them shows the slippery ethical slope we are on as a society. But the other turns our attention to the gospel as the author wrestles with these challenges from a Christian perspective. I would encourage you to read them.

"The Dead Donor Rule and Organ Transplantation" by Robert Truog and Franklin Miller

"Magnifying the Gospel and End-of-Life Issues" by John Ensor

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