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What’s the Deal with Lent?
Skepticism about this season is based mostly on myths and misconceptions.
What's the Deal with Lent? Skepticism about this season is based mostly on myths and misconceptions. Aaron Damiani| March 29, 2017. What's the Deal with Lent?
Lent Is Here to Throw Us Off Again
Finding healing in repetition, community, and art.
Lent Is Here to Throw Us Off Again. Finding healing in repetition, community, and art. W. David O. Taylor| March 1, 2017. Lent Is Here to Throw Us Off Again. 1 of 9. Image: Jim Janknegt.
Lent, Unplugged
In a time of digital consumption, here’s how the church can lead the way on healthy media fasting.
Opinion | Discipleship. Lent, Unplugged. This week we entered Lent—a time for abstaining from the things that disconnect us from the divine, from God, from that which gives us life.
What to Give Up for Lent 2017? Consider Twitter’s Top Ideas
(UPDATED) Trump ranks between Facebook and hope in analysis of 73,000 tweets.
Research. What to Give Up for Lent 2017? 6): After analyzing 73,334 tweets that specifically mentioned giving up something for Lent this year, Stephen Smith has crowned a new winner.
Introducing Lent to Your CongregationSubscriber Access Only
It starts with your example.
Increase your personal giving during Lent. Once you have followed Jesus on the 40-day journey of Lent, he may ask you to take others along with you next time.
Eat, Pray, Lent: Here's What Americans Actually Abstain From
Nearly 3 in 10 evangelical believers now observe the season before Easter.
Research. Eat, Pray, Lent: Here's What Americans Actually Abstain From. Mardi Gras in New Orleans. During the season of Lent, some Americans give up chocolate or alcohol.
I Was an Ash Wednesday Rookie
How the liturgical service enriched my non-liturgical faith.
calendars. Pentecost was for the charismatics down the street. And Lent was a mysterious, rather gothic observance reserved for the Catholics. It wasn
By His Wounds the World Is Healed: a 40-Day Resource Leading Up to Easter
40 days of visual inspiration to lead you to show & share the love of Jesus as Easter draws near
Although it is not common to celebrate Lent in the Protestant tradition, the days leading up to the celebration of Easter Sunday can be a powerful time of reflection, intercession, and
Why Lent Is Good for Bad Christians
The somber season leading up to Easter might feel like punishment. In fact, for people like me, it's sheer grace.
Why Lent Is Good for Bad Christians. The somber season leading up to Easter might feel like punishment. Katelyn Beaty| February 10, 2016. Why Lent Is Good for Bad Christians.
The Illegal Cookout That Sparked the Swiss Reformation
Who would have thought that an unassuming plate of sausages could ignite a revolution?
If it weren't for Lent, for instance, we probably never would have learned how delicious square fish patties were, since McDonald's Filet-O-Fish sandwiches were invented specifically
The Best Books to Read for Lent (That You Won't Find in a Christian Bookstore)
Ten examples of literature and poetry that nurture and confront the soul.
The Best Books to Read for Lent (That You Won't Find in a Christian Bookstore). The Best Books to Read for Lent (That You Won't Find in a Christian Bookstore). 1 of 10.
What to Give Up for Lent 2016? Consider Twitter's Top Ideas
(UPDATED) Here's the final tally of the top 100 choices of 2016, plus charts on how Lenten abstinence has changed over time.
Research. What to Give Up for Lent 2016? But when Lent 2016 kicked off last week, only 200,000 tweets mentioned Lent, although the top five topics themselves were identical to 2015.
The Year in Liturgical Cinema: Ash Wednesday and Lent
In "The Revenant," "The Grey," and "Ikiru," we reflect on mortality and repentance.
The Year in Liturgical Cinema: Ash Wednesday and Lent. Joel Mayward| February 10, 2016. The Year in Liturgical Cinema: Ash Wednesday and Lent. 1 of 5.
Lent in the Shadow of Cancer
Three writers reflect on breast cancer, bodies, and resurrection hope.
Opinion | Sexuality. Lent in the Shadow of Cancer. Three writers reflect on breast cancer, bodies, and resurrection hope. Lent demands we slow down and reflect. So does cancer.
What To Give Up for Lent? Twitter Reveals Top 100 Ideas of 2015Subscriber Access Only
(UPDATED) Here's what 409,000 people pledged to fast from for the next 40 days.
What To Give Up for Lent? Twitter Reveals Top 100 Ideas of 2015. Morgan Lee. February 17, 2015 10:32 AM. Image: OpenBible.info. What Twitter users gave up for Lent in 2015.
Mavis Staples: Voice of Joy and Justice
The new HBO documentary “Mavis!” takes a look at the woman who has lent her distinct voice to the cause of love for more than six decades.
The new HBO documentary “Mavis!” takes a look at the woman who has lent her distinct voice to the cause of love for more than six decades. Mavis Staples: Voice of Joy and Justice.
A Lent That's Not For Your Spiritual ImprovementSubscriber Access Only
Jesus' 40 days in the wilderness weren't about getting closer to God, either.
A Lent That's Not For Your Spiritual Improvement. Jesus' 40 days in the wilderness weren't about getting closer to God, either. A Lent That's Not For Your Spiritual Improvement.
Patience Is an Offline VirtueSubscriber Access Only
What I’m learning from Lent without 24/7 connectivity.
Opinion | Pop Culture. Patience Is an Offline Virtue. What I'm learning from Lent without 24/7 connectivity. For Lent, I decided to fast as remedy for distractibility.
Happy Birthday, Dear Church
Why Pentecost Sunday is worth celebrating.
Even though many of these churches have begun to embrace many of the gifts of the liturgical calendar (Advent, Ash Wednesday, and Lent come to mind), I don't recall observing
No Easter Without Good FridaySubscriber Access Only
How Lent prepared me to celebrate the Resurrection.
That first Lent was, for me, a difficult time of coming to grips with my brokenness, staring at my sin and searching my heart. All of this culminated in Good Friday.
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Is America’s Great Eclipse a Sign from God?
Is America’s Great Eclipse a Sign from God?
A reminder of humanity’s small part in God’s universe
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