Struck by Russ Ramsey, Free for CAPC Members

Death’s party-crashing ways are detailed in a new book by Russ Ramsey, titled Struck: One Christian’s Reflections on Encountering Death.

Mount Eerie’s A Crow Looked at Me Confronts the Horror of Death

After all, grief isn’t rational or given to nice, neat organization.

A Good Life, a Good Death, and Good-Bye

The longer we live, the more losses we accrue. It doesn’t get easier. There is no ideal life.

Death and the Limits of Online Friendships: Beth Hall Mitchell

Beth’s witness shows that “real” community, with vulnerability and obligations and joy and weeping and love, can exist wherever people are willing to use words to bear with one another over time.

A Dialogue with Death

Dystopian stories must be told because when humanity tries to create Eden, Death follows.

“I Done It Already”: Why ‘The Revenant’ Doesn’t Fear Death

Jesus faced our worst fears; like Glass in ‘The Revenant,’ he can say of death, “I done it already.”

‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2’ and Choosing to See Our Present Dystopia

Don’t forget what ‘The Hunger Games’ is really about.

Tig Notaro’s Comedy of Dying

Comedian Tig Notaro turns her cancer diagnosis into the heart of her stand-up routine, making death itself the joke.

Persuasion Episode 28: Sad Funerals Are So 2014

The Journey, Not the Destination: The Sanctifying Effect of Travel in ‘Grim Fandango’

‘Grim Fandango’ comments on the finality of death and the necessity of accepting it.

Finding Death’s Sting with Sufjan Stevens on ‘Carrie & Lowell’

You get the impression Stevens would like to stick his finger in Paul’s chest and tell him exactly where death’s sting is.

LOL Interwebz: Guns Don’t Grill Bacon. People Grill Bacon.

What does it mean that a video described—albeit with some irony—as “maybe the most American video ever” is essentially a double-barreled death-celebration?

Amy Poehler’s Yes Please and a Theology of the Middle

While mid-life crises are notorious in our contemporary age for dramatic grasps at youth, Poehler shows us a more productive conclusion, albeit one still lacking.

The Tweeting Dead: How an App Forces Us to Acknowledge the Dead

Could post-mortem tweets reshape how we remember the deceased?

The Justification of Death in ‘Justified’

In the hills of Justified’s Eastern Kentucky, death is explored as both a unique phenomenon and a fact of life.

Holy Relics: The Church Pew

Our ecclesiology is written into the church pew.