Laudable Linkage

A collection of good reading online

Just a short list today:

Should I Really Honor an Ungodly Politician? “If you chose one word to describe the most prominent attitude in today’s society, there is one I am sure you would not immediately select. The word is ‘honor.’ Nor is this a primary descriptor of many Christians in our day. Rather, on a variety of fronts, American Christians are divided, combative, and even angry.”

It Is a Weakness of Faith to Refuse to Mourn the Death of Loved Ones, HT to Challies. “I am often troubled when I attend a funeral, and the leader refuses to let the people mourn. Those in charge of funeral arrangements, and often the families themselves, put so much effort into making the occasion a celebration of life, a graduation to heaven, that those in attendance might feel like their faith is weak if they were to shed tears of sorrow, but the opposite is true.”

You Know You Trashed a Conversation When, HT to Challies. Ed Welch shares ways conversations can get derailed and hurtful.

This was amusing:

Happy Saturday!

5 thoughts on “Laudable Linkage

  1. I’ve found the phrase ‘celebration of life’ more than a bit off putting, Barbara … there is a season for lament and we are wise to walk through it.

    Thanks for sharing that post.

    Sunday blessings to you, friend …

    • I don’t mind the term “celebration of life.” I like that aspect of hearing about the person and the impact they’ve had on others. But it shouldn’t erase or negate the mourning and missing that person.

  2. Ha ha at the concerts video (and the engagement was sweet)! Yes, I feel at times that as Christians we’re so … encouraged? to see the good sides of death that it feels like we’re being non-Christian by feeling grief. Like Linda above, I too have bristled at the “celebration of life” verbiage.

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