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At President Bush’s Funeral, Michael W. Smith Honors His ‘Friend Forever’
The CCM pioneer used to talk faith with George H. W. Bush and Billy Graham. This year, he performed at both of their memorial services.
Hosting John McCain's Memorial Service
Pastor Noe Garcia shares his priorities for the late senator's funeral.
The 6 Songs Billy Graham Picked for His Funeral
(UPDATED) The evangelist planned his own ceremony. Experts analyze the music he chose.
Billy Graham Is in Heaven. His Funeral Guests Got a Glimpse of It.
(UPDATED) A first-hand report from the evangelist’s “last crusade,” which he planned years before his death last week at 99.
What Christians in the US Can Learn from Immigrant Pastors Subscriber access only
For those who met Christ elsewhere, Americanized Christianity can look a bit strange.
Uniting a Violence-Plagued City in Prayer
Neither death threats nor tepid response discouraged two pastors from praying over every murder site in their city for years.
Saving the Funeral from an Untimely Death
People today are confused about what funerals are for. How should pastors respond?
Funeral for a Stranger Subscriber access only
What to do—and what to avoid—when eulogizing someone you never met.
Mourning the Loss of the Last Pulpit Prince Subscriber access only
Reflections from the funeral of Rev. Dr. Gardner C. Taylor
Why We Fail the Grieving
Comforting bereaved people takes more than good intentions.
What to Say at an Awkward Funeral? Subscriber access only
A case study in leadership discernment: How to eulogize one whose spiritual condition is doubtful at best.
Grateful for Graveyards
Why we took our children to a funeral.
Morning Roundup 06/19/13
Westboro Baptist Protests Limited; Crystal Cathedral Fire Sale; Christian Persecution; Church Membership
How Churches and Families Can Prepare for Disasters
Recent events underscore the importance of emergency preparedness.
Preaching After the Unthinkable
In the wake of murder, Stuart Briscoe talks tragedy, grief, and the difficult art of the funeral sermon.
Christian Saints vs. Cultural Celebrities Subscriber access only
The deaths of Steve Jobs and Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth reveal the church's captivity to cultural values.
Grieve Well, for Now
One Wedding and Six Funerals Subscriber access only
What it can mean to participate in the life of God.
A Crescendo of Wonder Subscriber access only
Why Good Friday services are not designed to be funerals for Jesus or exercises in guilt.