Each time I have watched a pet die, the experience has prompted me to ask questions about death, eternity, and God’s goodness. How can I love something so much and suddenly find that it no longer exists? My theological sophistication evaporates along with my detachment. I am shaken to the core. I ask the question that every child asks: Do dogs go to heaven? If not, why not? In this podcast, I reflect on grief, pets, and the nature of heaven.
Published by John Koessler
John Koessler is an award-winning author and faculty emeritus of Moody Bible Institute in pastoral studies. He serves as contributing editor and writes the monthly Theology Matters column for the devotional publication Today in the Word. His podcast A Stranger in the House of God can also be found on Apple, Spotify, and Google Podcasts. View all posts by John Koessler