On Death and Dying

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This is a “Faith Conversations” audio interview with Doug Schoen, Associate Pastor for Congregational Care at Elmbrook Church. It originally aired on WISN radio network in Milwaukee.

In this interview, Doug discusses best practices for walking alongside families dealing with the loss of a loved one, as well as perspectives on end-of-life issues. Spending every day visiting nursing home residents and those that are in the hospital, and also walking alongside families after they have lost a loved one, Doug has a unique perspective on discussing end-of-life wishes. He quotes Billy Graham’s Father-in-Law, Dr. Nelson Bell, “Only those who are prepared to die are really prepared to live. The uncertainty isn’t the dying…it’s the preparation.”  We have to live our lives in light of eternity! 

About Doug

Doug is Associate Pastor for Congregational Care at Elmbrook Church in Brookfield, WI. He spends much of his time as a self-proclaimed “Emergency Spiritual Technician” (EST) doing hospital and hospice visitation and also helping families cope with the loss of loved ones. He and his wife, Carolyn, have two children, five grandchildren, and a faithful German Shepherd. Doug also enjoys riding his motorcycle, and he has a first degree black belt in Taekwondo.

2 thoughts on “On Death and Dying”


    The only way available for the washing away of sin is through the BLOOD OF JESUS, that was shed on the cross of calvary over 2000 years ago. The believe in the redemptive work on the cross througn HIS death for shedding his (JESUS CHRIST) blood. The bible state that without shedding of Blood there is no remission of sin.


    APOSTLE PAUL said that for us to live is Christ and to die is gain; Christians should live as if today will be the last day on earth, we should live our lives for GOD, knowing fully well that we are His ambassardors and one day someday we shall give accounts of our stewardship to the almighty GOD.

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