‘Funerals,’ with Dr. Tim Perry

Dr. Tim Perry discusses funerals with Matt and Derek.

Death is an uncomfortable subject for many people. That makes funerals difficult at the least, and even worse, confusing and traumatic. How does the Christian understanding of death influence the way we do funerals? Dr. Tim Perry, author of Funerals: For the Care of Souls (recently published by Lexham Press), joins Matt and Derek to liven your understanding of what it means for a Christian to die. They cover numerous practical considerations as well, such as cremation vs. burial, whether and how to eulogize, and which parts of funerals should — and shouldn’t — be customized.

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The Lexham Ministry Guides

October’s Book of the Month is actually a series of books! To celebrate Pastor Appreciation Month, the Books of the Month are the Lexham Ministry Guides, edited by Harold L. Senkbeil. These volumes — on Funerals, Pastoral Leadership, and Stewardship — offer practical, proven wisdom for the church. Wisdom takes time, and the authors in this series developed their wisdom through years of ministry experience and conversations with colleagues.

These books invite you to enter into these conversations to better serve the Savior’s sheep and lambs with confidence. You will find hands-on tools, lessons from years of ministry experience, and an array of resources to apply to your own ministry context. For the month of October 2021, Mere Fidelity listeners will get a 40% discount on their purchase of any of these volumes with the code MEREFIDELITYOCT21 at checkout.


The Lexham Ministry Guides
Rites of Passage
A Gift to the Survivors
Funeral Planning and Catechesis
The Need for a Guide
What it Means for a Believer to Die
The Last... Frenemy?
Eulogies and Their Uses
The "Disposal" of the Body
Sharpening Our Focus

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