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Lent 2011

Methodists Shun The Bottle During Alcohol-Free Lent

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Clayton McCleskey Religion News Service (RNS) The Rev. James Howell knew he had a problem on his hands when several teenagers arrived at a chur...

Ash Wednesday And Lent: Beginning Again Always

Sister Joan Chittister, OSB | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sister Joan Chittister, OSB

Lent is a call to weep for what we could have been and are not. Lent is not about penance. Lent is about becoming, doing and changing whatever it is that is blocking the fullness of life in us right now.

The Trouble (And Blessing) Of Lent

David Lose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
David Lose

If Lent is in trouble, it's only because we're in trouble, so busy trying to make or keep or save our lives that we fail to notice that God has already saved us and has already freed us.

Modern Lent Observances Reflect Current Politics, Lifestyles

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald Religion News Service For Janis Galvin fasting for Lent has long meant saying no to candy for the 40 days before Easter. But ...

Into The Looming Dark Of Lent

Scott Cairns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Scott Cairns

The Greeks have a word for the strange mixture of dispositions that characterizes the spirit of Great Lent; the notion is spoken of as "bright sadness" or "sorrowful joy."