Tag: funeral

when death helps explain life

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” – John 11:25-26 A couple of days ago I posted a few thoughts in response to the death of my friend (and small-group member) Don…

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listening at funerals

Friday morning Rebekah and I drove over to Chapel Hill to attend a funeral service for the mother of a church friend. The mass was held in the beautifully designed sanctuary at the Catholic Community of St. Thomas More. The front of the church featured a huge bank of tall windows, effectively connecting us with the trees…

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Compact Benediction

Yesterday evening was our “Maundy Thursday” dinner and communion at First Presbyterian Church. It’s one of my favorite special event services, and sets the tone beautifully for the coming darker shades of Good Friday. Today, April 6th, is Good Friday, and this morning Rebekah and I will drive down to Sarasota to be with my…

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