Category Archives: Lent

Why I Am Not Participating in Lent This Year

The model for Lent comes out of the stories in the Synoptic Gospels about Jesus spending 40 days in the wilderness being tempted (Matt. 4.1-11; Mark 1.12-13; Luke 4.1-13). During those 40 days, Satan tempts Jesus. In Matthew’s and Luke’s … Continue reading

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An Anabaptist Renewal of Lent

Luke 4.1-13 is a difficult passage for me to read.  I have a history of being a slacker.  Sometimes I take pride in laziness, especially when I am rewarded for it.  One of my favorite stories to tell about this … Continue reading

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Reflections on Lent

Lent began yesterday.  I attended my first ever Ash Wednesday service with a real church!  I read some “confessions” and had an ashen cross painted on my head.  It was very nice.  Some twenty people, or maybe less, were there.  … Continue reading

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