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Christians, Death, and Grieving with Sonja Lund

May 13, 2020

Show Notes

What is death and what do Christians mean when they talk about death? How does this tie into other theological tenets? How does this affect the grieving process? Is it okay to talk to someone who’s dead? If death has been conquered, why does it hurt so much?

In this episode, I chat with Sonja Lund, seminary student and Death Companioning Initiate, about her thoughts on death and grieving, as it pertains to many Christians.

I found this to be a really encouraging and thought-provoking conversation, one that Sonja approaches with gentleness and sensitivity, but if you have recently had a close encounter with death and the grief that comes with it, please take care in listening.

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Recommended Resources:

Original Blessing, by Matthew Fox 

Being Mortal, by Atul Gawande 

Life is Goodbye, Life is Hello, by Alla Renée Bozarth 

Seminary for the Rest of Us , where everyone is welcome to God-talk, is hosted by Sabrina Reyes-Peters, sound engineered by Mason Mennenga, web engineered by Charles Peters, and the theme music is by Matthew Scott. Find us on Twitter: @seminaryshow. Contact:


Music by Matthew Scott

Special thanks to Mason Mennenga, who mixed the show, and to Charlie, who needs to give all of these development projects a rest and get some sleep.