Princess Diana & Mother Teresa

Special Focus:
On Death and Dying

The death of Mother Teresa and the untimely passing of Princess Diana have caused grief in the lives of millions the world over. Such events cause not only trauma but spark reflection on the place of death, the grieving process and life hereafter. We have put together a special focus on these issues.


For All the Saints
James Nuechterlein
We all know, from an early age, that we are going to die. But that abstract knowledge truly becomes our own only much later. Sometimes it comes as a gradually developing awareness, sometimes more suddenly. It came late for me--during my fortieth year.

The Case for Life After Death
Peter Kreeft
If life after death cannot be proved scientifically, is it then intellectually irresponsible to accept it? Only if you assume that it is intellectually irresponsible to accept anything that cannot be proved scientifically.

Through the Valley of the Shadow
Mark Perry
If it's time for me to go, I'm happy with that. I know I'm ready. God has shown me that something far better is waiting for me... Mark Perry knew what it was like to look death in the face--and triumph. In the fall of 1984, a mysterious growth occurred on the back of his neck. Finally, a biopsy from another growth on his arm revealed the devastating news: he was diagnosed with AIDS. He was given six months to live. Courageously, Mark passed away in 1987. But before his death, he shared his story with LIA staff member Bob Davies.

The Truth about Heaven
Rick Rood
What the Bible teaches about Heaven, and how these teachings should impact the way we live.

All That Lives Must Die
J. Bottum
If death is inevitable, then grief is unavoidable. In this sweeping essay, the author considers various philosophical bents behind different approaches to consolation for the grieving.

Would You Like to Know God Personally?
The following four principles will help you discover how to know God personally and experience the abundant life He promises.

Recalling America
Mother Teresa
In this letter to the U.S. Supreme Court, Mother Teresa addresses the issue of the protection of unborn human life. She asks the Court to consider the founding principles of America as guidelines to their decisions regarding the matter of abortion.

The Problem of Evil
Rick Rood
The problem is discussed of how a good and powerful God could allow evil and suffering in His creation--both from a philosophical and religious perspective.

Answering the Big Questions of Life
Sue Bohlin
The three major world views--theism, naturalism, and pantheism--have vastly different answers to some of life's biggest questions: Why is there something rather than nothing? How do you explain human nature? What happens to a person at death? How do you determine right and wrong? How do you know that you know?

The Sovereignty of God
John H. Stoll
Even though Christians place their trust in a sovereign God, there is a tendency, when things in the world look confused, to wonder, at times, if God really is in control. (Chapter 6 of "Biblical Principles for Christian Maturity")

A Biblical Philosophy of Life
John H. Stoll
In order to achieve a balanced view or philosophy of life, God has given us both a mind to think with, and emotions with which to feel and love. The problem is that human beings tend to gravitate to one extreme or the other. (Chapter 29 of "Biblical Principles for Christian Maturity")