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Lord, Have Mercy on 67% of Us
A Lenten research roundup of what Americans think of sin.
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.
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’s the Deal with Lent?
Skepticism about this season is based mostly on myths and misconceptions.
Lent, Unplugged
In a time of digital consumption, here’s how the church can lead the way on healthy media fasting.
Lent Is Here to Throw Us Off Again
Finding healing in repetition, community, and art.
I Was an Ash Wednesday Rookie
How the liturgical service enriched my non-liturgical faith.
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.
Eat, Pray, Lent: Here's What Americans Actually Abstain From
Nearly 3 in 10 evangelical believers now observe the season before Easter.
Embracing Valentine’s Day Disappointment
Why a holiday of unmet expectations leads me to the Resurrection.
The Best Books to Read for Lent (That You Won't Find in a Christian Bookstore)Subscriber Access Only
Ten examples of literature and poetry that nurture and confront the soul.
Why Lent Is Good for Bad ChristiansSubscriber Access Only
The somber season leading up to Easter might feel like punishment. In fact, for people like me, it's sheer grace.
Lent in the Shadow of CancerSubscriber Access Only
Three writers reflect on breast cancer, bodies, and resurrection hope.
The Year in Liturgical Cinema: Ash Wednesday and LentSubscriber Access Only
In "The Revenant," "The Grey," and "Ikiru," we reflect on mortality and repentance.
What to Give Up for Lent 2016? Consider Twitter's Top IdeasSubscriber Access Only
(UPDATED) Here's the final tally of the top 100 choices of 2016, plus charts on how Lenten abstinence has changed over time.
Knit Your Way to a More Prayerful LifeSubscriber Access Only
Why we find comfort in blessed repetition.
Patience Is an Offline VirtueSubscriber Access Only
What I’m learning from Lent without 24/7 connectivity.
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.
Does my Life as a Parent Count?
On Ash Wednesday, finding freedom within the confinement of family life
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.
Top Story August 14, 2018
Why Zika, and Other Viruses, Don’t Disprove God’s Goodness
Why Zika, and Other Viruses, Don’t Disprove God’s Goodness
A microbiologist reflects on the problem of evil in human diseases.
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