What happens after we die? Is there life after death? Our writers address these and other questions about the afterlife.

Is There Life After Death?  -   A controversial bishop says yes and no.
By John Shelby Spong

Responding to Bishop Spong  -   An opposing view from a noted biblical scholar.
By Ben Witherington III

Going to Hell  -   Near-death experiences aren't all bright light & love; but even the bad ones can increase faith.

Waiting in Joyful Hope  -   Preparations for a Greek Orthodox memorial service prompt thoughts of death, birth, and rebirth.
By Mary Sawyer

Should we really fear death? What happens to us after we die? Talk about these and more life-after-death issues with others on our discussion boards.

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  • Should We Fear Death?
  • Hospice Care

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  • Memorials &
    Prayer Circles

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    A few memorials created by our members:
  • Nely Amanda - A Wonderful Mother
  • Jay Guagliardo - Beloved Friend

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    A few prayer circles created by our members:
  • Karen Reddish - "Dear Friend, Young Woman, Sister, Mother, Daughter"
  • Bill Maily - "for everyone out there that is scared of losing their dad"
  • Gladys Swift - "my mother and best friend"

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