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This blog grows out of my conviction that every aspect of our lives is sacred and is to be nurtured and celebrated as a good gift of God. Most of the posts will be the sorts of things you would expect from a historian and worldview teacher, but some are likely to be a bit surprising. Since God created all things good, including all aspects of human life, everything is interesting and important from the perspective of a biblical worldview. Everything under the Sun and under Heaven is thus fair game here. I hope you find it interesting and enjoyable.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Matthew Warren, Elizabeth Sunshine, and Martin Luther

My daughter Elizabeth and I have both had our struggles with depression. Matthew Warren's suicide hit her hard. Her response hit me hard. If you've ever dealt with depression or are dealing with the aftermath of suicide, these words may help.

I have seen some "Christians" who have announced their certainty that Matthew cannot be saved because of his suicide. For them, I offer this scene from the movie Luther. The events depicted didn't actually occur, but Luther's words in the first half of this clip are worth pondering before you pronounce judgment on Matthew or the Warrens.