Lent 2021

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In the Western church calendar, Lent begins this year on February 17, 2021, which is Ash Wednesday. Here is a selection of past blog posts that are appropriate for Lent. 6/10/2016           The Place of the Religious Life in the 21st Century 7/8/2016             Prayers for a Hurting World 7/15/2016           Trinities: Historical Alternatives to “Father, Son and […]

Reclaiming Jesus: A Confession of Faith in a Time of Crisis

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Ash Wednesday in 2018 turned out to be a highly significant day in our nation. It happened to fall on Valentine’s Day, February 14 (which is very rare), but it ended in tragedy with the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. In a poignant coincidence, a group of Christian religious […]

Welcoming Lent

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In the Western Christian tradition, we are about to enter the season of Lent. This year, Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, takes place on March 1. Traditionally, Lent is the period of 40 days (excluding Sundays) leading up to Easter, when Christians fast, contemplate their sins, repent and ask for forgiveness. Lent (a […]