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This podcast will help you get ready to face the inevitable unpleasant things that will happen in your life -- things like trouble, suffering, sickness, and death -- the death of people you love and your own death. Trouble, suffering, and death are common threads that run throughout all of humanity. They are inescapable. You will never meet a person who has not, is not, or will not experience these terrible things in life. Yet, we attempt to hide from these inevitabilities, to pretend they don’t exist or that they won’t happen to us. Our world is filled with news of people dying, children suffering, entire government systems and organizations enduring trouble and turmoil, but we tend to see these as things that only happen to "other people" and never to us. Trouble, suffering, and death come equally to all people, of all races, from every socio-economic status, of every religion, in every country of the world. It makes us all equal. This podcast will show you how to accept these realities of life, and not just cope, but face trouble, suffering, and death in your own life and in the world with confidence, courage, class, and most of all, with faith, hope, and charity.

This podcast will help you get ready to face the inevitable unpleasant things that will happen in your life -- things like trouble, suffering, sickness, and death -- the death of people you love and your own death. Trouble, suffering, and death are common threads that run throughout all of humanity. They are inescapable. You will never meet a person who has not, is not, or will not experience these terrible things in life. Yet, we attempt to hide from these inevitabilities, to pretend they don’t exist or that they won’t happen to us. Our world is filled with news of people dying, children suffering, entire government systems and organizations enduring trouble and turmoil, but we tend to see these as things that only happen to "other people" and never to us. Trouble, suffering, and death come equally to all people, of all races, from every socio-economic status, of every religion, in every country of the world. It makes us all equal. This podcast will show you how to accept these realities of life, and not just cope, but face trouble, suffering, and death in your own life and in the world with confidence, courage, class, and most of all, with faith, hope, and charity.
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This podcast will help you get ready to face the inevitable unpleasant things that will happen in your life -- things like trouble, suffering, sickness, and death -- the death of people you love and your own death. Trouble, suffering, and death are common threads that run throughout all of humanity. They are inescapable. You will never meet a person who has not, is not, or will not experience these terrible things in life. Yet, we attempt to hide from these inevitabilities, to pretend they don’t exist or that they won’t happen to us. Our world is filled with news of people dying, children suffering, entire government systems and organizations enduring trouble and turmoil, but we tend to see these as things that only happen to "other people" and never to us. Trouble, suffering, and death come equally to all people, of all races, from every socio-economic status, of every religion, in every country of the world. It makes us all equal. This podcast will show you how to accept these realities of life, and not just cope, but face trouble, suffering, and death in your own life and in the world with confidence, courage, class, and most of all, with faith, hope, and charity.

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Episodes

The Spirituality of Dying, Part 6

8/7/2016
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The Bible says in John 5:24-26: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live. For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself.” The featured quote for this...

Duration:00:14:53

The Spirituality of Dying, Part 5

7/30/2016
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The Bible says in 1 Timothy 6:7: “We brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.” The featured quote for this episode is from Mark Twain. He said, "The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time." Our topic for today is titled "The Spirituality of Dying, Part 5" from the book, "The Art of Dying: Living Fully into the Life to Come" by Rob Moll. --- Letting Go Jim’s renewed sense of purpose and...

Duration:00:18:56

The Spirituality of Dying, Part 2

7/9/2016
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The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 9:10: “Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.” The featured quote for this episode is from Steve Jobs. He said, "If you live each day as it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right." Our topic for today is titled "The Spirituality of Dying, Part 2" from the book, "The Art of Dying: Living Fully into the Life to Come" by Rob...

Duration:00:21:10

The Spirituality of Dying, Part 1

6/29/2016
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The Bible says in Revelation 14:13: “And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.” The featured quote for this episode is from H.P. Lovecraft. He said, "That is not dead which can eternal lie, And with strange eons even death may die." Our topic for today is titled "The Spirituality of Dying, Part 1" from the book, "The Art...

Duration:00:19:26

The Individual, the Church, and the Ars Moriendi (the Art of Dying), Part 7

4/21/2016
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This podcast will help you get ready to face the inevitable unpleasant things that will happen in your life — things like trouble, suffering, sickness, and death — the death of people you love and your own death. The topic that we discuss in this podcast is very appropriate in light of the sudden and unexpected death of the legendary singer and songwriter known as Prince. He was found dead in an elevator on his property this morning. Just seven days ago, he was performing in Atlanta. His...

Duration:00:15:31

The Individual, the Church, and the Ars Moriendi (the Art of Dying), Part 6

12/22/2015
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This podcast will help you get ready to face the inevitable unpleasant things that will happen in your life — things like trouble, suffering, sickness, and death — the death of people you love and your own death. The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 7:1: “A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one’s birth.” The featured quote for this episode is from Natalie Babbitt. She said, “Don’t be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. You don’t have to...

Duration:00:19:22

The Individual, the Church, and the Ars Moriendi (the Art of Dying), Part 5

12/6/2015
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The Bible says in Psalm 39:4: “Lord, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is: that I may know how frail I am.” The featured quote for this episode is from John Donne. He said, "Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee." Our topic for today is titled "The Individual, the Church, and the Ars Moriendi (the Art of Dying), Part 5" from the book, "The Art of Dying: Living...

Duration:00:18:04

The Individual, the Church, and the Ars Moriendi (the Art of Dying), Part 4

11/28/2015
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The Bible says in Psalm 23:4: “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.” The featured quote for this episode is from humorist Charles Bukowski. He said, "I carry death in my left pocket. Sometimes I take it out and talk to it: I say, ‘Hello, how you doing? When are you coming for me? I'll be ready.’" Our topic for today is titled "The Individual, the Church, and the Ars Moriendi (the...

Duration:00:15:53

The Individual, the Church, and the Ars Moriendi (the Art of Dying), Part 3

11/22/2015
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This podcast will help you get ready to face the inevitable unpleasant things that will happen in your life -- things like trouble, suffering, sickness, and death -- the death of people you love and your own death. The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 9:5: “For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.” The featured quote for this episode is from H.P. Lovecraft. He said, "That is not dead which...

Duration:00:18:44

The Individual, the Church, and the Ars Moriendi (the Art of Dying), Part 2

11/13/2015
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This podcast will help you get ready to face the inevitable unpleasant things that will happen in your life -- things like trouble, suffering, sickness, and death -- the death of people you love and your own death. The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 5:6-8: "Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present...

Duration:00:22:09

The Individual, the Church, and the Ars Moriendi (the Art of Dying), Part 1

10/30/2015
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This podcast will help you get ready to face the inevitable unpleasant things that will happen in your life -- things like trouble, suffering, sickness, and death -- the death of people you love and your own death. The Bible says in Hebrews 9:27: "And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:" The featured quote for this episode is from Euripides. He said, "No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow." Our topic for today is titled "The...

Duration:00:22:01

Losing the Christian Death, Part 3

10/23/2015
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This podcast will help you get ready to face the inevitable unpleasant things that will happen in your life -- things like trouble, suffering, sickness, and death -- the death of people you love and your own death. The Bible says in Ezekiel 18:32: "For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Lord God; so turn, and live." The featured quote for this episode is from Dean Koontz. He said, "Because God is never cruel, there is a reason for all things. We must know the pain of...

Duration:00:22:36

Losing the Christian Death, Part 2

10/16/2015
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This podcast will help you get ready to face the inevitable unpleasant things that will happen in your life -- things like trouble, suffering, sickness, and death -- the death of people you love and your own death. The Bible says in Job 14:14: "If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come." The featured quote for this episode is from James Patterson. He said, "The funny thing about facing imminent death is that it really snaps...

Duration:00:22:31

Losing the Christian Death, Part 1

10/9/2015
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This podcast will help you get ready to face the inevitable unpleasant things that will happen in your life -- things like trouble, suffering, sickness, and death -- the death of people you love and your own death. The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 15:26: "The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death." The featured quote for this episode is from Benjamin Franklin. He said, "Many people die at twenty five and aren't buried until they are seventy five." Our topic for today is titled...

Duration:00:23:14

Gradual Dying and End-of-Life Care, Part 4

9/25/2015
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This podcast will help you get ready to face the inevitable unpleasant things that will happen in your life -- things like trouble, suffering, sickness, and death -- the death of people you love and your own death. The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 15:51-52: "Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be...

Duration:00:20:46

Gradual Dying and End-of-Life Care, Part 3

9/18/2015
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This podcast will help you get ready to face the inevitable unpleasant things that will happen in your life -- things like trouble, suffering, sickness, and death -- the death of people you love and your own death. The Bible says in Romans 6:23: "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." The featured quote for this episode is from Ernest Hemingway. He said, "Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived...

Duration:00:16:59

Gradual Dying and End-of-Life Care, Part 2

9/11/2015
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This podcast will help you get ready to face the inevitable unpleasant things that will happen in your life -- things like trouble, suffering, sickness, and death -- the death of people you love and your own death. The Bible says in Psalm 146:2-4: "While I live will I praise the Lord: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being. Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help. His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his...

Duration:00:16:41

Gradual Dying and End-of-Life Care, Part 1

9/5/2015
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The Bible says in John 11:25-26: "Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?" The featured quote for this episode is from Anaïs Nin. She said, "People living deeply have no fear of death." Our topic for today is titled "Gradual Dying and End-of-Life Care (Part 1)" from the book, "The Art of Dying: Living Fully into the Life to Come"...

Duration:00:16:08

When Death Arrives, Part 5

8/28/2015
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This podcast will help you get ready to face the inevitable unpleasant things that will happen in your life -- things like trouble, suffering, sickness, and death -- the death of people you love and your own death. The Bible says in Matthew 10:28: "And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell." The featured quote for this episode is from Helen Keller. She said, "Death is no more than...

Duration:00:15:50

When Death Arrives, Part 4

8/21/2015
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This podcast will help you get ready to face the inevitable unpleasant things that will happen in your life -- things like trouble, suffering, sickness, and death -- the death of people you love and your own death. The Bible says in Romans 14:8: "For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's." The featured quote for this episode is from Hunter S. Thompson. He said, "Life should not be a journey to...

Duration:00:23:14