Thinking Christianly

Thinking Christianly

#16: On Dying Well (Part 1)

October 15, 2022

In this episode, J.P. and Stan discuss a path for ethical clarity through the complex conversations surrounding death and dying.


In this podcast we discuss:

  • The two ways to define a person: functional and ontological
  • What is life? How to gain clarity by asking the most fundamental question
  • How to avoid unhelpful definitions and category fallacies when discussing death and dying
  • The uniquely modern problem of distance from death
  • How J.P.’s experience facing cancer encouraged him to dig deeper into a study of life after death
  • Where we see the suppressed emotions and anxiety over mortality impacting our culture
  • What the important difference is between “active” and “passive” euthanasia
  • Is there such a thing as a life not worthy of being lived?
  • Ways “thinking Christianly” about current events helps reduce the anxiety associated with overwhelming information
  • Our role in nourishing a culture of life

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