You’re looking at a dead man. My epitaph reads that I was born in the twentieth century but died two millennia before. I’m among the living dead.

I eavesdrop on the departed as I converse with those who can’t speak. I heed spiritual warnings from those who’ve given up the ghost, while my hands hold those as precious as angels who gasp for a first breath. I contemplate the musings of those who’ve met their Maker; I marvel at those He’s just made.

I live at the crossroads of death and life. I’m a Christian whose sinful life was crucified along with a Jewish carpenter in the first century. I’m also a historian looking at the past; an obstetrician, gazing into the future. I’m a son who’s buried many relatives – men and women living on in my children and grandchildren. We share their eternity.

Death precedes life in our world. Most people assume life precedes death. Yet, medical science affirms my dyslexic mindset.

Embryologists acknowledge that fetal cells must die for organs such as the heart and the brain to develop. Dermatologists comprehend such processes as necessary for wounds to heal. Oncologists hope for cancer to perish as a healthy life is redeemed.

Death is necessary in our bodies for life to continue. It impacts our passion and our thoughts. Death must come to right past wrongs, to begin anew. Death redeems. Our bodies need death to precede life … even more, so do our souls.

My name is Shan Young. I write about the Death and the Life that impacts us all. I’m honored that you’ve connected with us. I look forward to knowing you as we journey through death and life together.

 I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.

~ Galatians 2:20, NKJV

An Obituary

J. Shan Young died in April, 33 AD. This physician earned a B. A. in History from Emory College before graduating from the Emory University School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency.

He’s been named as a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and involved with Alabama Physicians for Life.

Dr. Young conducted studies on the medical aspects of the crucifixion, Old Testament prophecy being fulfilled through the Passion of Christ, and many other subjects.

Theologians have described his works as the most thorough and thought-provoking pieces on Jesus’ Passion.

Glass Road Media & Management represents Dr. Young’s works.

He’s survived by his wife, six children, three grandchildren, and many pets.