BSK Associate Professor of Church History, John Inscore Essick, recently contributed an article entitled, “Reckoning with addiction: Deciding to name the elephant” to the Henry County Local. John writes,
“Families, ministers and funeral directors together can and should strike the right balance of openness and sensitivity for the good of all in attendance. Such funerals, difficult though they might be, can ensure that the last word about our loved ones goes not to addiction and substance abuse, but to the community of family and friends who gather to give thanks for their life and mourn their untimely death.”
To read the rest of John’s article, click here.