I’ve adopted a statement in my funerals for church members that they “have departed from the church visible and joined the church eternal”. Last Sunday some churches observe a day named All Saints Day, which at its best is a time when the church visible fully acknowledges that the departure from the church visible to …

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There are plenty of reminders in my internet referring to All Saints Day, a part of the church year remembered on November 1 and the first Sunday in November. One feature of those reminders that I like is the process of consciously and deliberately remembering Christian mentors and friends who are no longer physically present …

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