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The Christian Funeral: Changing Culture, Changing Practice, April 4-5, 2008


Decatur, GA— The changing culture and practices of Christian funerals is the topic of a course being offered April 4-5 by Columbia Theological Seminary’s Center for Lifelong Learning. Tom Long, Emory University Professor of Preaching, is leading the course on the seminary campus. Participants will study the effect of these changes on the funeral industry, the rise of cremation, the emergence of “open mike” services, and current attitudes toward the body, funeral sermons, and the goals of a “good” funeral. The $100 program fee does not include lodging or meals. For more information go to >Lifelong Learning >Courses and Events and click on April 4. You may also call the registrar, Pat Roper, at 404-687-4587. Columbia Theological Seminary, located in Decatur, Georgia, was established in 1828 and is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA). 

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