Day: August 16, 2014

Impediments to transformation

Psalm 118 (Morning) Psalm 145 (Evening) Judges 16:15-31 Mark 5:25-34 A few weeks ago, while the Priest Associate at my parish was preaching, she reminded me of the old “That’s great!/That’s awful!” shaggy dog story. (The version I always heard starts with an old farmer who loses his barn in a storm…but his son returns […]

Buyer beware: Exploding caskets

Our parish is planning a panel discussion in the fall on end-of-life issues; hospice services, estate planning, living wills, spiritual preparations for death, etc. Perhaps we should add mention of exploding caskets to the program. Josh Slocum, a funeral industry watchdog, writes at the Washington Post blog: