Resurrected Living
"What are you going to do with your new resurrected life? This is the heroic question." Richard Rohr

Good Grief

Grief is a part of life. Every person will deal with it sooner or later. Grief can arise from losing a loved one or being diagnosed with cancer, but it can also be the result of losing a job or a dream not being fulfilled. Every church should have a plan for dealing with grief. It should be addressed from time to time in sermons and Bible classes. If at all possible you should have a small group or class that specifically addresses the subject of grief. In our small congregation we conducted a grief class for one quarter, and then continued it as a small group that meets once a month. Every congregation should have resources available to help people understand the grieving process. Recently Ben Witherington, who lost his daughter in January, has put out some very helpful material on grief. We have used some of this material in our small group, and I highly recommend it to anyone.

When a Daughter Dies: Walking the way of grace in the midst of my grief is an article he published in Christianity Today.

He has also published an e-book by the same title. You can download it here.

You can also find some helpful resources if you search his blog: The Bible and Culture

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