We have discovered that some of the songs we love come from churches, organizations, and songwriters with major doctrinal differences from our congregation. Some come from people whose public witness has been significantly compromised in some way. Some people in our church think we should not sing these songs. What do you think?
As we prepare for Holy Week, I am struck by the increasing challenge of exploring the profound meaning of Jesus’ passion, death, and resurrection in a community with relatively little knowledge of the Bible. What advice do you have for retooling our approaches to worship in light of biblical illiteracy?
Maybe you became acquainted with cremation in connection with the death of someone you knew or loved. You went to visit the family at the funeral home or attended the service at church and wondered where the casket was.