– Episode 1810 –

A Christ Exalting Eulogy

Todd Friel discusses the responses to the death of conservative United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and the Justice’s letter years earlier to a Presbyterian pastor being struck by the comfort brought by the pastor’s focusing on Jesus Christ at a funeral of another judge.  Then, Todd shows a video clip and discusses the balanced Christ-centered example of the eulogy of Monty Williams, an Oklahoma City Thunder assistant, for his wife Ingrid at her funeral after her tragic death.


Segment 1 (0:00) – Todd Friel talks through how conservative United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death brings light to Christians being focused too much on politics and and not trusting enough in God’s sovereignty.  God sovereignly appoints the death dates for all, and it is best.  Also, Todd mentions how Rod Dreher discovered Catholic Antonin Scalia’s letter to a Presbyterian pastor regarding a funeral the Justice had attended.  The letter detailed how he was struck by the content, particularly the focus being on Jesus and the comfort it provided the hearers.

Segment 2 (9:33) – Todd Friel shows and discusses a video clip of Monty Williams, an Oklahoma City Thunder assistant basketball coach, as he gives the theologically precise, Christ-centered eulogy at his wife Ingrid’s funeral after her tragic death.

Segment 3 (17:00) – Todd Friel continues to show and discuss the video clip of Monty Williams, an Oklahoma City Thunder assistant basketball coach, as he gives the theologically precise, Christ-centered eulogy at his wife Ingrid’s funeral after her tragic death.