Diving for lobster on the island of Mauritius one evening, adventurous Ian MacCormack was stung by a group of box jellyfish. Given that the venom of one can kill a person in four minutes, by the time the ambulance came for Ian, his body was completely paralyzed, and necrosis had started to set into his bone marrow.

The great central hope of Christianity (and other faiths) is the promise of eternal life. This is the assurance that existence does not end at human death, that we progress into another realm or dimension, this time without the encumbrance of mortality (Revelation 21 is the classic vision). The gateway to this new realm is […]