Lent

Articles

February 28, 2006

A contemporary monk was asked by a group of retreatants who had come to his monastery what recommendations he could make for the observance of Lent. He replied, “To live in today’s world as a faithful person is enough of a discipline. There is no need to take on more.”

To remain a...

January 31, 2006

Remember the funny e-mails we used to send to each other? You know the ones I mean -- the goofy headlines: “Plane Too Close to Ground, Crash Investigators Say”, or the lines from earnest student papers: “People drive through on the Interstate and miss seeing the real world -- which is located...

February 28, 2005

In directing retreats, it is my job to suggest experiments in prayer that I think will create an opportunity for retreatants to experience God’s love in a fresh way. One experiment, which uses our consecrated power of fantasy, is this:

Imagine yourself sitting alone on a favorite...

February 11, 2005

Lent provides an important opportunity to focus on the challenges of working together to overcome the violence in our culture. The U.S. Committee for the Decade to Overcome Violence (DOV) invites Christians to enter into the Lenten season with a focus on the growing violence in our world and...

January 31, 2005

In recent days, there has been much in the news about the physical state of Americans. We are learning that we eat far too much, prefer foods filled with fat and coated with sugar, and move our bodies far too little. As we have become more and more obese, clothing sizes have been reconfigured....

January 31, 2005

A collection of new teaching resources for use in Lent and Eastertide was mailed to all Episcopal congregations in January. It includes articles designed to help enhance local church hospitality and evangelism in preparation for a late-summer and fall national advertising campaign.

The...

January 31, 2005

It will be here before some have put away all of their Christmas decorations and certainly before everyone has tidied up from their Super Bowl parties. Ash Wednesday is Feb. 9.

Let me be the first to say I like Lent. I like slowing down the many distractions of life. I like focusing on...

January 25, 2005

To enrich the Lenten season of study and reflection, a variety of resources -- including the new “Groundwork” series for congregational transformation and hospitality -- are currently available through the Episcopal Church Center. Additional study guides include “The Call of the Cross” prepared...

January 10, 2005

Designed to help increase local church hospitality and evangelism in preparation for back-to-school national television advertising, new teaching resources for use in Lent or Eastertide 2005 have been mailed to all congregations in the Episcopal Church.

Titled "Groundwork: Digging Deep...

February 19, 2004

With each season of the church year we are given a particular lens for looking at the patterns of our lives. Wilderness is a theme of the Lenten season, and a symbol of the in-between place in which we find ourselves from time to time: a place between endings and beginnings, between the shift...

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