Patterns Of Transcendence
**prompt** Even though they are ancient, do you feel these four patterns of transcendence are still relevant in today’s world when people seek meaning in death? Do you feel they reduce the fear of death? Do you feel the patterns are specific to culture and heritage, or are they universal? How so? Within your ministry context, do you utilize such patterns when questions about death and the afterlife arise? Do you feel the ancient answers still provide comfort and solace?