Professor Dr. David Sherbino to run event on Death and Dying

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Interested in gaining a better perspective of death and dying? On April 1st, Dr. David Sherbino and his son, Dr. Jonathan Sherbino, will be speaking about end-of-life issues for both individuals and families in a one-day event called A Good Death: Pastoral and Medical Perspectives on Death and Dying.

When asked why he decided to host an event such as this, Dr. Sherbino replied, “As a pastor I have done a lot of funerals. Grief is real and we don’t have to deny it. We can and must learn how to be sad in the midst of losses.” The event aims to equip people with practical knowledge concerning death and grief using biblical teachings and principles, as well as the ethical and medical perspectives of death and dying. Sessions will include how to say goodbye to loved ones and how one can minister to someone close to death. Ultimately, Dr. Sherbino hopes to “give people take-aways that will help them be more effective in caring for the dying and also to prepare them for their own death.”

Dr. David Sherbino is Professor of Spirituality and Pastoral Ministry at Tyndale Seminary and is a Presbyterian minister who has personal experience with the dying. Having walked beside both his mother and brother towards their deaths, Dr. Sherbino understands that death is a reality not touched upon often or realistically in the Church.

For more information and registration, please visit the event page.


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