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Lent Fasting

Ash Wednesday Begins

Posted 03.06.2014 | Religion

Ash Wednesday is observed on March 5, in 2014. The Christian holy day marks the beginning of Lent, a 40-day season of fasting that is considered pre...

Wilderness Survival: The Clock Is Ticking

Rob Lee | Posted 04.26.2013 | Religion
Rob Lee

As a person of faith, I think I get a little tired of waiting. I think we'd all be OK with Christmas without Advent, Easter without Lent. Where's the fun in that, though?

Lent: Fasting And Feasting

Rev. Tim Phillips | Posted 05.29.2012 | Religion
Rev. Tim Phillips

So the celebration of Easter is not about giving up Lent -- just like Lent wasn't about giving up Easter. It is all part of the same holy rhythm of discerning enough and learning what life together really means.

What We Give Up For Lent: Rethinking 'Fasting'

Maria Mayo | Posted 05.21.2012 | Religion
Maria Mayo

Taking Lent seriously means recognizing and seeking to break those fasts. It means not taking the Easter celebration and relief for granted.

Hamburger And Humple Pie, Or, What I Did For Lent

Beau Friedlander | Posted 06.21.2011 | Religion
Beau Friedlander

To the more cosmopolitan non-believer, I had just found a way to justify anorexia. To a person without any spiritual bearing in life and to my atheist counterparts, I was crackers.

God On Lent: 'Umm, I Didn't Ask You To Give Up Coffee. I Asked You To Give Up Your Life'

Eugene Cho | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Eugene Cho

I don't want to knock those who give stuff up. In fact, I understand the significance of self-denial, but if we're not careful, we can so easily just fall into religious practice for the sake of religious practice.

Lent: Hungering For Spirit

Donna Henes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

Over time and through tribulation, people have learned to eat their hunger -- to exploit a period of foodlessness for the invaluable experience it can offer.