Jump directly to the content
From Going Big to Giving UpAnkarino / Flickr
From Going Big to Giving Up

From Going Big to Giving Up


Feb 1 2013
Preparing for Lent at, yes, your Super Bowl party.

Growing up, I had limited understanding of the church holidays: to me it was mainly two brief celebrations at Christmas and Easter. But as my church has pulled me toward observing the Advent and Lenten seasons, those stretches of longing and lament have taken me back to parts of life I've rather avoid.It isn't necessarily easy or fun, but these rhythms slowly beat against the walls I erect to compartmentalize my life, walls that not only divide me from myself, but keep God and others out.

As peculiar as it might sound, I hope that praying during the Super Bowl will help me keep leaning toward Lent, wholeness, God, even amid an exciting sports event. Maybe it could help you do the same.

To add a comment you need to be a registered user or Christianity Today subscriber.

orSubscribeor
More from Her.menutics
Memoir in the Me-Generation

Memoir in the Me-Generation

How social media helps us tell our stories.
Slammed in the Spirit

Slammed in the Spirit

Hope for a Christian blogosphere that focuses more on God than each other.
Ian and Larissa Murphy: Trusting God through Traumatic Brain Injury

Ian and Larissa Murphy: Trusting God through Traumatic Brain Injury

A viral video made their marriage famous, and now, their story continues.
Diversity in the Dorm Room

Diversity in the Dorm Room

How college roommates teach us about race, culture, and ourselves.
Include results from Christianity Today
Browse Archives:

So Hot Right Now

Forgiving My Pastor, Mark Driscoll

As God rebuilds, I see Mars Hill shift its focus to love.

What We're Reading

CT eBooks and Bible Studies

Christianity Today
From Going Big to Giving Up