Longer Life isn’t Always a Good Thing

October 18, 2013
Reverend Madison Shockley serves as a United Church of Christ (UCC) pastor in Carlsbad, California. A compelling spokesman for end-of-life choice, Rev. Shockley recalls several experiences that reconciled his theological beliefs with his views on dying.   

The issue for me turned in ministry when I was visiting one of our parishioners, a retired minister who was…