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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
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.
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.
Can You Name All Ten Commandments? If Not, This (and 18 Other Questions) Could Get You Deported
Take this quiz of Christian trivia faced by converts from Islam seeking asylum in the UK.
What is the meaning of Lent? Answers: (Thank the Council of Nicaea.); Pentecost is seven weeks after Easter. Lent is a season of 40 days that lasts from Ash Wednesday to Easter.
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 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.
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. 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. So does poetry.
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.
Receiving the Gift
In the same way lament during Lent comes before the joy of Easter, finding a Sabbath rhythm can feel weighty and impractical until resurrection awakens us.
Subscriber Access Only Patience Is an Offline Virtue
What I’m learning from Lent without 24/7 connectivity.
Opinion. Patience Is an Offline Virtue. What I'm learning from Lent without 24/7 connectivity. Jen books.". For Lent, I decided to fast as remedy for distractibility.
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. Jesus' 40 days in the wilderness weren't about getting closer to God, either. A Lent That's Not For Your Spiritual Improvement.
What To Give Up for Lent? Twitter Reveals Top 100 Ideas of 2015
(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. [ posted 2/17/2015 10:32AM ]. OpenBible.info. What Twitter users gave up for Lent in 2015.
Suicide Bomber Kills More Than 70 as Taliban Targets Christians Celebrating Easter at Pakistan Park
(UPDATED) Blasphemy execution goes from good news to bad news for beleaguered believers.
Last year during Lent, suicide bombings at two churches in Lahore's Youhanabad neighborhood sparked violent protests from Christians angry at their government's lack of protection.
Does my Life as a Parent Count?
On Ash Wednesday, finding freedom within the confinement of family life
Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. Beginning today and all throughout Lent, I'll focus on living out this truth. Dishes and diapers and daughters will be my guide.
He Is Risen, so I Am Shriven
Recovering the meaning of Shrove Tuesday—and filling up on pancakes.
But instead of flamboyant parties filled with riotous excess, the understated British gather calmly in their homes on the day before Lent to fill themselves with pancakes. Why pancakes?
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When Christmas Meets the ‘Umbrage Industry’
If history is any guide, there’s no escaping the hostilities that erupt every December.
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