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Lord, Have Mercy on 67% of Us
A Lenten research roundup of what Americans think of sin.
Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra. March 28, 2018 8:00 AM. Image: Prixel Creative / Lightstock. Pope Francis warned this year against “fake fasting” during Lent. Most Americans don't observe Lent.
What to Give Up for Lent 2018? Consider Twitter’s Top 100 Ideas
(UPDATED) On the first VaLENTine's Day since WWII, it appears chocolate and alcohol will be absent from many dates.
What to Give Up for Lent 2018? Consider Twitter's Top 100 Ideas. 1 of 4. Research. What to Give Up for Lent 2018? Consider Twitter's Top 100 Ideas.
Christian Unity in Ashes
Ash Wednesday is an opportunity for Christians from many traditions to come together and recognize our need for Jesus.
Christian Unity in Ashes. Ash Wednesday is an opportunity for Christians from many traditions to come together and recognize our need for Jesus. Matthew
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.
What to Give Up for Lent 2017? Consider Twitter's Top Ideas. 1 of 3. Research. What to Give Up for Lent 2017? Consider Twitter's Top Ideas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
God’s Message on ‘Ash Valentine’s Day’: True Love Dies
When the first day of Lent falls on a romantic holiday, love and death meet up.
Opinion | Church. God's Message on 'Ash Valentine's Day': True Love Dies. When the first day of Lent falls on a romantic holiday, love and death meet up.
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). Ten down. In that spirit, here's a list of some of my top literary choices for Lent.
How the Philippines Became Catholic
The complex history behind Asia's most Christian country.
suffering at the hands of Spaniards. An epic narrative sung during Lent, the Pasyon recounts the suffering of Christ. During the Spanish period, clergy
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? Consider Twitter's Top Ideas. 1 of 17. Research. What to Give Up for Lent 2016? Consider Twitter's Top Ideas.
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. In fact, for people like me, it's sheer grace. Welcome to Lent. A Gift of Grace.
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
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.
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
Not an Act of God: Ministries Respond to Surge in Mass Shootings
Christian counselors once focused on natural disasters now frequently address manmade crises.
leaders far from Parkland are grasping for an adequate way to address the latest attack, which happened to take place on Valentine's Day and on Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent.
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Willow Creek Will Investigate New Allegations Against Bill Hybels
Willow Creek Promises Investigation Amid New Allegations Against Bill Hybels
“We are sorry,” elder board says as more women claim misconduct.
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