Lent

LaVonne Neff 02-17-2010

Fifteen years ago next week, on my mother's 85th birthday and exactly one week before Ash Wednesday, my father died.

Tracey Bianchi 02-16-2010

It's Fat Tuesday. The height of the Mardi Gras celebration. The pinnacle of Carnaval. The time of year when religious and non-religious types alike trek to places like New Orleans and Rio de Janeiro to whoop it up before the season of Lent begins. Granted, most party-goers could likely give a rip about Lent, but to celebrate the storm before the calm is still a tradition many engage in.

LaVonne Neff 02-15-2010

In January last year, Mr. Neff and I began a Lenten experiment. We wanted to see if we could eat adequate amounts of tasty and nutritious food on a food-stamp budget. We also wanted to see what we might learn from the attempt. I recorded the experiment in fifty almost-daily posts on my blog, Lively Dust.

Walter Brueggemann 02-01-2010

Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C

Shane Claiborne 04-21-2009

"Good" Friday was real good this year. We remembered Jesus, and we remembered Jesus disguised in the "least of these" -- those who continue to be tortured, spit on, slapped, insulted, misunderstood

Timothy King 04-02-2009
In this season of Lent, we often reflect on our need for greater humility as we seek to follow Christ on the road to Calvary.
Nicholas Samaras 04-01-2009

How the earth now
struggles into spring.

How the cold hangs on,
each morning cracking to begin.

Barbara Born 03-29-2009
Bible readings from the Revised Common Lectionary: Jeremiah 31: 31-34; Psalm 51:1-12; Hebrews 5:5-10; John 12:20-33
Nontando Hadebe 03-25-2009
During my studies in theology, my colleagues and I jokingly referred to particularly difficult concepts or issues that we had a hard time understanding as "a Greek moment," or say "this is Greek t
Barbara Born 03-22-2009
Bible readings from the Revised Common Lectionary: Numbers 21:4-9; Psalm107; Ephesians 2:1-10; John 3:14-21
Barbara Born 03-15-2009
Bible readings from the Revised Common Lectionary: Exodus 20:1-17, Psalm 19, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, John 2: 13-22
Brian Swarts 03-04-2009
The season of Lent reminds us of the renewal that came through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.
Lent is a season of transition. It is a season of fasting, reflection, penance, and preparation.
Andrew Wilkes 03-02-2009

It is often pointed out that some of the places most lacking in hope are not the industrial wastelands or the bleak landscapes shorn of beauty, but the places where there is too much mo

Becky Garrison 03-02-2009
During the Lenten season, I decided to see how I could put into practice this gentl
Barbara Born 03-02-2009
Bible readings from the Revised Common Lectionary: Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16; Psalm 22; Romans 4:13-25; Mark 8:31-38

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