A couple of months ago, I had the opportunity at a minister fraternal lunch of hearing my brother-in-law speak on the subject of Christian burial. It was a great talk and introduced to me several new categories of thought concerning why burial is a distinctively Christian practice. I was glad to see that he posted much of the essay for more to read (here).

By way of introduction, this article is pastoral in nature, which means he is trying to help those who are struggling to understand the right thing to do. He is not seeking to weigh in on the turbulent debate of cremation versus burial, nor shaming Christian's into doing one way or another. Instead, he is seeking to make a compassionate argument from the Bible on how burial is quite possibly a person's "last act of faith." I commend its reading to you.