Tag: memorial service

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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Homecoming of a Saint

If you missed this afternoon’s “Celebration of Life” memorial service for our great friend Roy Crenshaw, then you missed an opportunity not only to pay tribute to an extraordinary human being, but to learn something vitally important about what it means to walk with God. I’ve already written a detailed post about Roy’s life (Tribute…

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