Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me (Psalm 23:4). As a pastor, I have attended the bedside of believers as they passed from this life to the next. There’s something unnerving […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Exploring the Valley of the Shadow of Death
I’ve heard pastors say that if people really knew what was in their hearts, they would not want them as their pastor. I can attest that pastors sin with the best of them. Lust and greed and envy and all sorts of sin roam dangerously in their hearts. Pastors don’t minister on the basis […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on My Funeral is Back On
Knowing what to say to someone in grief is invariably a tricky endeavor. We want to express sympathy without sounding cliché, and certainly without saying something insensitive. That challenge rises to another level when it comes to extending comfort to someone who is perhaps religious but not a professed Christian, nor was the one […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on How do we comfort the non-Christian in grief?