Articles about "Death and Dying"
Burial Rites and Cremation
by Edward A. Sövik
What do we designate a service in which the bodily remains are cremated prior to the funeral?
Committing the Non-Committed
by Charles Austin
Funerals for non-members and their families who have little spiritual formation can be a frustrating experience. Can we find ways to enhance our funeral ministries with these persons who are outside our communities of faith?
Let's Talk About Death
by George Keck
Church and society need to face the reality of human mortality with less ambiguity.
"Real" about Funerals
by Steven L. McKinley
The summer after my first year of seminary, my synod president (which is what we called those people we now call “bishops” back in the Bronze Age) entrusted me with a congregation of my very own for three months. He must have had something against that congregation. It was a small congregation in a small town and deserved better than me. Somehow we got through it, and I am grateful to the saints in that congregation for being patient with me.
Under the Valley's Shadow
by Charles W. Dickson
For new ministers and others, this overview of the stages of dying can help you bring some understanding, care, and dignity to those with terminal illnesses.