Matching and Dispatching: Wedding and Funeral Stories of a Battle-Toughened Pastor

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This book takes you "behind the scenes" of the weddings and funerals you attend to show the not-so-visible side of what occurs. The picture can be marvelously heroic, deeply inspiring, fun, hilarious, tragic, angering, or disgustingly pathetic. The one thing certain is that you will see a comprehensive portrait of the human condition, the assorted things we people do when we marry and bury one another. We are at our best and our worst, and we reveal it clearly. The purpose of Matching and Dispatching is to entertain and provide enjoyment, but also to show a rich, usually hidden side of the pastor's world, the pastor being the chief architect behind weddings and funerals. To this end, Jim Chatham has drawn from his four decades of experience as a Presbyterian pastor.

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James O. Chatham is Pastor Emeritus of Highland Presbyterian Church, Louisville, Kentucky, where he served for twenty-five years. He is the author of Sundays Down South: A Pastor's Stories (1999), Is It I, Lord? Discerning God's Call to Be a Pastor (2002), Enacting the Word: Using Drama in Preaching (2002), and Creation to Revelation: A Brief Account of the Biblical Story (2006). He currently resides in Asheville, North Carolina.

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