Does anyone wear black to a funeral anymore? Seems increasingly common to have "celebrations of life" in lieu of funerals. As Christians, we mourn but not as those without hope, but that's just it, we do and should mourn our losses. So why is grief displaced with "happiness", as if we were throwing a party? And is this happiness genuine or are we genuinely in denial that something legitimately sad has happened? Beware Church, you may be sending mixed messages with these "celebrations". Just how difficult is a pastor's job made by all this confusion? To help us consider it, we have a Scotsman who weaseled his way into the recording studio after trading in his kilt for some urban slims.

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Each of our contributors post here regularly, sharing their wit and wisdom on a wide variety of topics.

Posted on Thursday, December 01, 2016 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

Good listening...

Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

Launch Day!

Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

Help to recover the church's role.

Posted on Monday, November 28, 2016 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

For all your friends who want to read heaven tourism books.

Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

How do you read the Bible?

Posted on Thursday, November 17, 2016 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

A summary

Posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

The Bigger Story Behind the Transformation of Women's Ministries

Posted on Monday, November 14, 2016 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

A service for those who don't remember...

Posted on Monday, November 14, 2016 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

On Glennon Doyle Melton's new book, the Belong Tour, and the New Christian Women

The Contributors

Each of our contributors post here regularly, sharing their wit and wisdom on a wide variety of topics. Read more at each of their individual blogs, listed below.

 


Carl Trueman

Postcards from Palookaville

Pastor and teacher of church history, this anti-celebrity "celebrity” dreams about what might have been, had he played his cards right. See all of Carl’s posts »


Todd Pruitt

1517

Always Texan, once Southern Baptist, now Presbyterian, he exhibits a high regard for BASE jumping, interpretive dance, and puppies. See all of Todd's posts »


Aimee Byrd

Housewife Theologian

Driving her kids all over tarnation, and her husband crazy, this tender-loving, cut-throat theologian packs a punch... or Nunchuck. See all of Aimee's posts »