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Jane Lotter’s “Viral” Obituary: How are Christians to Respond?

Patrick Clark, a theology professor from The University of Scranton, writes:

In the past few days, both the New York Times and the Huffington Post have posted stories about the death and obituary of Jane Lotter, a freelance writer and editor from Seattle. The self-authored obituary has “gone viral” on social media sites, according to Huffington Post columnist Carolyn Gregoire, principally on account of the moving way in which she described the significance of her own life in the face of her impending death. I highly recommend reading this moving obituary, if for no other reason than it is a beautifully written tribute to a beautifully lived life. For Christians, however, it raises a few rather uncomfortable questions.
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