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The Stench of Death and the Promise of Life

"Lazarus is dead. ...I am the resurrection and the life." John 11:14, 25 Lent is a troubling season for people living in twenty-first centur y North America. Lent is about death--both our Lord's death and our own deaths--and we live in a culture uneasy with this stark reality. The evidence for our uneasiness comes in both cosmetic and communicative ways. As a pastor, I find the funeral home to be a place full of irony and contradiction--even subtle deception. Someone…
Michael Hardeman
March 16, 2006