Palm Sunday and Death’s Defeat

By Clint Wilson When they look on the one whom they have pierced, they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for an only child, and weep bitterly over him, as one weeps over a firstborn. Zechariah 12:10 Today is... Read More...

Your Funeral Is Not About You

A closed casket, the use of the pall, and matching hangings and vestments in the color of Easter visually shift the focus away from death and dead bodies to the resurrection.

Renewing the Art of Holy Dying

How might we encourage faith and trust in Christ in the final hour? How might we minister to bodies we believe will rise again? How might we convey the mercy of God to those whose strength is gone?

Speaking of the Dead

I am disturbed that any Christian — among the laity or ordained — would demonize a newly departed Christian soul.