The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Funeral director blogs

Caleb Wilde is funeral director of a family business in Parkesburg, Pa., that goes back to the 1840s. But he has a more contemporary sideline: his blog “Confessions of a Funeral Director” (www.calebwilde.com) has more than 80,000 monthly readers, a Twitter following of more than 16,000 and a Facebook page that attracts well over half a million visitors a week. He shares candid observations (“Should we medicate grief?” and “Is it ever appropriate to take funeral ‘selfies’?”) tailor-made for this modern age of disclosure. The 32-year-old’s mission is to present death in ways that are palatable enough for people to take in the message along with the wit.


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