Category Archives: lent

The Disruption of Lent

Lent is a 40 week season of preparation.  We’re working our way to Easter — a great celebration! — by taking seriously our spiritual formation, realizing that you can’t have a resurrection without a death.  Jesus calls us to die … Continue reading

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Friends, Readers, Countrypeople: Lent me your ears

Some people hear the word Lent and their Protestant shields go up, with phasers set on Reformation.  They’re weary of Filet-O-Fish commercials and forehead ash residue.  “We left that medieval stuff in the 1500’s, when Luther put that thing on the door!”  … Continue reading

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Distractions & Prayer

I struggle with a regular prayer life, which makes me kinda feel like a Lenten Loser.  Lent is the time of year where we’re supposed to get better at the whole prayer thing, not worse.  It’s like spilling coffee all … Continue reading

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[RadCast] Jesus Reclines // Mark 14:3, 18

Isaiah 50:7 says “Because the Sovereign Lord helps me, I will not be disgraced. Therefore I have set my face like flint, and I know I will not be put to shame.” Watch how Jesus lives out this truth in … Continue reading

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Every time I’ve gotten pulled over, it’s been for speeding. When the officer asked me how fast I was going, I could honestly say that I simply wasn’t paying attention. In much the same way, we can become inattentive to … Continue reading

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Jesus is the Better Noah (Lent 1, Year B)

Sunday, February 18, 2018 First Sunday in Lent (Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15, Psalm 25:1-10) Glory to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.  Amen. We’ll start in Genesis 9 and talk about Noah and … Continue reading

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