(RNS) — Parker Palmer, now approaching 80, wants to remind readers of his new book that death is coming — and that aging brings unique gifts.
Time Magazine once called him "America's Best Theologian." Today, the nearly 74-year-old Christian is thinking a lot about "approaching the end."
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis strongly criticized those couples who choose not to have children, saying they had been influenced by a culture of “well-being” that says life is better without kids.
The iconic pastor talks with RNS about his greatest emotional struggle and whether he fears death.
The former Willow Creek Community Church pastor shares the leadership lessons she's learned.
Is your life your own or God's? It matters to many when they make end of life decisions. What about you?
WASHINGTON (RNS) Race, religion and a sense of the role of the family all play into end-of-life decisions for African-Americans, “and you cannot disentangle them,” said Karen Bullock, a professor and head of the department of social work at North Carolina State University.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Communication, physical independence and enjoyment in daily life are more important to a good quality of life than freedom from severe pain, according to a new survey.
RNS) Health experts on aging admired Pope Benedict XVI 's decision to resign, citing visible clues about his declining health and respecting his honesty about an inability to fulfill responsibilities as he grows older.
(RNS) As baby boomers start clicking the senior citizen box on travel fares, I want to say a word to my generation and to the one that preceded us. It is time for us to get out of the way. By Tom Ehrich.