Dr. Keesling defines the idea of a worldview, and explains that death is perhaps the greatest test of a worldview. Sharing stories from his own experience, Keesling describes the anger, depression, and hopelessness that can grip mourners. He compares the Christian view of death to an atheistic perspective to determine which philosophy is able to deal more adequately with the complex emotional issues surrounding death. The question and answer session that follows his talk addresses issues of why we grieve, what exactly happens after physical death, and more.