This past Sunday (Dec. 7th) I was invited to give a talk (aka a “sermon”) at St. Albert Alliance Church on the topic “What happens after we die?” (Thanks to Matt Garvin for inviting me and to the church for being a great host.) The talk was part of an extended series the church did this fall on the concept of heaven. And my specific task was to fill in the gap by talking about the intermediate state. I ended up delivering a talk that focused significantly on the existential crisis presented by annihilation at death contrasted with the hope and peace one can find in the Christian doctrine of the intermediate state according to which death signals a period of rest in the presence of Christ pending our future resurrection.
If that sounds intriguing, or if you’re simply looking for something to listen to while you wash the dishes or walk the dog, then you can listen (or download) the talk right here: