I bet that if you attended a Seventh-day Adventist Church last weekend you wouldn’t have heard much about this day in the Christian Calandar. This isn’t just to do with adventist aversion to a liturgical form, but more to the belief in “Soul Sleep”. However, does this mean we throw the baby out with the bathwater?
After all, isn’t it worthwhile spending time remembering the lives of those who have are no longer with us? A time to collectively say thank you for all they gave us, a time to reflect on grief, on bereavement and on death?
You can change the name, you can reject the theology behind the traditional Calandar, but that doesn’t mean we can’t address the subject, does it?