Lent

Lent is observed in many Christian denominations, beginning on Ash Wednesday and culminating on Easter Sunday. The approximately six-week period is a time of preparation for commemoration of the death and resurrection of Jesus. Common practices during Lent include fasting, abstaining from luxuries or reading daily devotionals. The length of the period reflects the time Jesus spent fasting in the wilderness, battling temptation by Satan. View more

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09/14/2016

Why Lent Asks Us to Give Up a Few of Our Favorite Things

Why do we put aside things that matter? Because things matter to us so very much.
11/02/2016

5 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About All Souls Day

Who are All these Souls and Saints everyone is talking about – and what's the difference?
07/25/2016

The Holy Dare: All in for the All and All

Are you hungry for more of God? Do you desire to be consecrated wholly unto Him for whatever He has for you? Not the Christian check-list. Not a bu...
03/22/2016

The Back of the Cross -- Easter, 2016

A meditation that started in Advent and ends with the Resurrection.
07/23/2016

A Road To Healing: New Book of Daily Reflections Helps Divorced Catholics Ove...

Many people equate divorce with losing a spouse through death. But, when a spouse dies, the community descends upon the surviving spouse with an ou...
02/20/2015

Ash Wednesday Service at St. John's Lutheran Church

This is the full Ash Wednesday service at St. John's Lutheran Church on Feb. 18, 2015. St. John's Lutheran Church is an LCMC (Lutheran Congregation...
09/03/2014

Sermon Brainwave #342 - First Sunday in Lent

Sermon Brainwave #342 - First Sunday in Lent
03/22/2016

Who Am I

Who Am I by Casting Crowns, expressing wonder at the love God has for us.
09/16/2014

Radical Love - Lent 2014

Radical Love - Lent 2014
02/25/2015

First Monday of Great Lent Services

Live services on the first Monday of Lent at the Monastery of the Transfiguration in Ellwood City, PA.
09/16/2014

Underdressed Wedding Guest - Lent 2014

Underdressed Wedding Guest - Lent 2014
03/18/2016

You are Made in the Image of a "good works" God.

A reminder that people attack you for being like God.
11/29/2016

5 Reasons to Celebrate Advent

Rather than rushing into Christmas, take time to observe the season of Advent.
09/16/2014

Betrayal & Denial - Lent 2014

Betrayal & Denial - Lent 2014
02/20/2015

Ash Wednesday: What Do We Eliminate From Our Lives During Lent?

The Ash Wednesday homily at St. James Catholic Parish, Menomonee Falls, WI, Feb. 18, 2015.
09/16/2014

Hope - Lent 2014

Hope - Lent 2014
02/25/2015

Forgiveness Sunday: Be Transformed in The Renewal of your Mind

This sermon was delivered at Russian Orthodox Cathedral of St John the Baptist in Washington, DC on Feb. 22, 2015.
09/05/2014

Luther's Sermon, Lent 4, John 6:1-15

Luther's Sermon, Lent 4, John 6:1-15
09/27/2016

Repealing the Johnson Amendment - Just Another Means to Bully Other Religions

As a member of a minority religion, one of the many things that bother me about Trump is his call for the repeal of the Johnson Amendment.

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