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 afresh. Lent Isn't in the Bible. The
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. Image: Jim Janknegt. Malcolm Guite. I both love and dread Lent.
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 Congregation
It starts with your example.
Introducing Lent to Your Congregation. It starts with your example. The most important way for you to lead your church through the season Lent is to show them with your life.
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
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. In fact, for people like me, it's sheer grace. Welcome to Lent. A Gift of Grace.
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. In "The Revenant," "The Grey," and "Ikiru," we reflect on mortality and repentance. Joel Mayward
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
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.
Catholic but not Roman
To celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the ‘Reforming Catholic Confession’ calls Protestants to unity.
Pentecostal. Meanwhile, David Dockery, president of Trinity International University and a Baptist with catholic sensibility, lent us crucial support and advice.
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. February 17, 2015 10:32 AM. Image: OpenBible.info. What Twitter users gave up for Lent in 2015.
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. Every year more and more evangelicals seem to be observing Lent. We've recognized it as a time of profound reorientation.
Patience Is an Offline Virtue
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.
No Easter Without Good Friday
How Lent prepared me to celebrate the Resurrection.
How Lent prepared me to celebrate the Resurrection. I've often wondered why this was, and I finally found the answer when my wife and I first observed Lent.