Articles on Death & Dying

What I Said at My Granddaughter’s Funeral

A Granddaddy’s Thoughts

by John Piper

John Piper shares seven ways that he has felt the loss of his granddaughter, Felicity Margaret Piper.

Life and Death at Christmas

by John Piper

Let every loss and every delight send your hearts homing after heaven.

An Open Letter to a Friend in Heaven

by John Piper

John Piper commemorates the life of an elder at Bethlehem who went to be with Jesus.

Seneca, C.S. Lewis, and a Sale

by John Piper

Each day is on sale for anyone who will purchase it. If we do not purchase it, we lose it—forever.

Alone on Sunday Night

by John Piper

If your life is not deep in Christ alone, death will be a terrible thing.

What If Our Dying Is Discipline?

Meditation on 1 Corinthians 11:29-32

1 Corinthians 11:29-32

by John Piper

Sometimes God takes a sinning saint because he loves him too much to let him go on in sin.

Hello, My Father Just Died

by John Piper

John Piper’s journal entry narrating his father’s death on Tuesday, March 6, 2007.

What happens at death?

by Matt Perman

Death ushers us directly into either heaven or hell, so let us look to Christ for salvation.

What happens to infants who die?

by Matt Perman

Why we believe that God saves them all.

By What Death Will You Glorify God?

John 21:18-19

by John Piper

Will the pain of losing all that you have on earth fade at the prospect of seeing and being with Christ?

Dying for the Glory of Christ

by John Piper

Death is our last opportunity on earth to make much of the supreme value of knowing Jesus Christ.

It Is Sown in Dishonor, It Is Raised in Glory

by John Piper

Let us learn how to help each other die. It will not be easy, but, by grace, we will help each other say in our final pain, "To die is gain."

Get Ready, O Please, Get Ready

by John Piper

John Piper thanks God for the lives of two saints and asks how it is that their deaths are "precious in the sight of the Lord."