Death casts its shadow over every moment of our lives. As the years pass, we will encounter it again and again as we grieve the loss of those we love. One day, we must face death ourselves. Yet many people rarely give death a moment's thought.
These three talks were given at the 2013 Emmanuel Conference, The Last Enemy: Wrestling with the Reality of Death.
1. The Shadow of Death: Exploring the experience of death
David Field explores the experience of death, seeking to understand from a biblical perspective what it is like to encounter death first-hand. According to Scripture, how might death feel? How can we prepare for our own death and the death of those we love?
2. People of Dust: The biblical doctrine of death
Steve Jeffery addresses what the Bible teaches about death itself. What exactly happens when we die? Why do Christians still die, if we are redeemed through the death of Christ in our place? Does death have any good place in God's purposes for the world?
3. Yet Shall They Live: Christian faithfulness in a world of death
Steve Hayhow considers how the reality of death should affect our approach to the rest of our lives. How can we face the errors of the secular world – ignoring death, becoming obsessed with death, or seeking to avoid death at all costs? What practical steps can we take to live wisely in the light of death?
In addition to these three talks, Professor Rob George led an interactive discussion about issues related to palliative care. Unfortunately it was not possible to record this session.
|2. People of Dust - The biblical doctrine of death||29 Jun 13||Steve Jeffery|
|1. The Shadow of Death - Exploring the experience of death||29 Jun 13||David Field|