How Should Christians View the End of Life? – Kathryn Butler

In this first episode of TGC Q&A’s Christians and Healthcare series, Dr. Katie Butler answers the question, “How should Christians view the end of life?” She addresses:

  • Framing the discussion (0:42)
  • Should Christians should always choose to “extend life”? (1:44)
  • Thinking biblically in tumultuous situations (3:38)
  • Four biblical principles for approaching end-of-life care (6:01)
  • Seeking a cure, accepting death, and alleviating suffering (11:42)
  • Evangelism in the ICU and palliative care (18:09)
  • The difference between evangelism and ministry in the health-care industry (21:22)
  • Show compassion as a health-care worker without becoming spiritually exhausted (25:28)
  • The most fundamental method for building crucial strength to endure (28:38)

Find more from TGC on this topic:

TGC Course: End-of-Life Issues

When Flesh and Heart Fail: Why Believers Should Consider Advance Directives


Dr. Katie Butler’s Recommended Resources:

For health-care professionals, referenced in episode:
For everyone:

This episode of TGC Q&A’s Christians and Healthcare series is sponsored by Remodel Health. Remodel Health is the health benefits software and consulting that helps employers save money and care better for their team. To learn how you can save an average of 35 percent on health benefits, visit

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