- 3 months ago
"Jesus, the Pope, and a Protestant Walk into a Bar…"
Every week, Pope Francis’ unconventional approach and vision for reshaping the Catholic church creates headlines around the world. In this new six-week sermon series, beginning Sunday, January 19, we will have a conversation about what the spirit of Christ might be saying to the Larger Church and our common call to live our faith “on the streets.”
I think there will be some interesting discussions that come out of this, so I’m just going to leave it here, in case it’s something you might be interested in. (I will admit to being a Pope Francis fangirl, and as a Presbyterian, I dig the thinkiness of the Jesuits.)
Abby is an amazing improviser who, as it turns out, writes in a gorgeous way too.
He tweets. He blogs. He embalms. Caleb Wilde is a sixth-generation mortician, working for the family business in small-town Pennsylvania a Victorian-style funeral home where the only visible concessions to modernity are two big-screen televisions used by overflow crowds &
There are lots of “modern funeral directors” out there…
Her children and parents killed in a house fire, Madonna Badger has worked for two years to rebuild her sanity and her life.
The latest and best tweets on #SFBatkid. Read what people are saying and join the conversation.
Best. Day. Ever. For more than just the kid whose wish came true.
Here’s a solution for needle phobia: a bee-shaped vibrating ice pack that disrupts pain signals.
Shelley and I both need these.
- 6 months ago
Funeral director, Order member and past contributor Sarah WamboldÂ on her decision to OPEN A FUNERAL HOME. *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Hi Order readers
Here’s the basic idea: My funeral home will operate independently; hell, it will even call itself “small” — typically a despised business term for funeral homes (I’m looking at you, SCI ) [Mortician’s Note: SCI is Service Corporation International, the largest death-care conglomerate in the world with the most corporate-y scrubbed-of-death-acceptance name ever — they probably already own your local mom and pop funeral home. More on this another time…] and it will offer services that are art based, such as handmade memorial items, setting up a loan program in which families can house a work of art for a period of time as a memorial of their loved one, offering the funeral home as a space to hold art education classes, readings, film screenings and performances. If families do not want to participate in any of that, that’s OK, too. But they will know that just by coming to my funeral home they will be helping to fund working artists and supporting creativity on a larger scale.