One of the greatest struggles for believers of any culture is how to express their walk with God within that culture without becoming syncretistic or holding onto traditions that would dishonor God. One of the most difficult areas to parse out, across the board, seems to be funeral ceremonies.
Yu Shuqin faced this challenge with the passing of her grandmother, a devout Christian. How would she manage to both honor her elder’s wishes and also honor God in this process? What would it look like to hold a Christian funeral that still had some local customs interwoven throughout? Would it be possible to use this opportunity to testify to the faith she and her grandparents so treasured? READ MORE