Category Archives: Eternity

The great story in which every chapter is better than the one before. ”

It’s often said that my parents’ generation rarely talked about sex but often talked about death. Whereas for my generation the opposite is true. But when you get to my age it’s hard to avoid it. I think the worst … Continue reading

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The essence of Hell is separation

C.S Lewis once said that the essence of hell is separation – from God and from others. To be forever cut off from God’s presence …to be separated from other creatures, to be wholly and increasingly self-absorbed, makes that self … Continue reading

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Frozen dead-guys

In the town of Nederland, Colorado, they have a strange festival called: ‘The Frozen Dead Guy Festival.’ It commemorates Bredo Morstoel, a local inhabitant who had himself cryogenically frozen and arranged for his remains to be stored in his shed. … Continue reading

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Dissolving into nothingness…or?

In parts of Africa they have a unique funeral custom whereby mourners stand around the casket and then, on a given signal, put a piece of peppermint into their mouths. As it dissolves they are reminded that life for that … Continue reading

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Plus ultra

In the Spanish city of Valladolid, where Christopher Columbus died, there’s a monument to the great navigator. Its most interesting feature is a statue of a lion destroying one of the Latin words that had been part of Spain’s motto … Continue reading

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You’re part of the ocean.

There’s a story about a little wave bobbing along in the ocean, having a grand old time, enjoying the wind and the fresh air — until he notices the other waves in front of him, crashing against the shore. ‘This … Continue reading

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No pockets in a dead man’s suit

Ray Stedman, setting off an extended speaking tour, had the misfortune of having an airline lose his baggage; so he went to an op shop to buy a suit. The salesman led him to a rack of near new suits. … Continue reading

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