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It’s already the first Saturday of Lent – maybe you never settled on a devotion or spiritual discipline to take on this Lent, and you’re feeling awkward or ashamed or defeated. But fear not! It’s not too late. It’s never … Continue reading
So I finally got to Stations of the Cross last night – I’ve been wanting to get to them since I was writing my thesis last year and realized that is was a devotional practice that could foster empathy. As … Continue reading
Ready or not, here we go: Lent starts this Wednesday. Are you ready? Have you got a Lenten practice in mind, a particular form of the traditional Lenten practices prayer, fasting, and almsgiving? Are you giving something up? Taking something … Continue reading
Ivy Helman has written on fasting and feminism over at the Feminism and Religion blog, and my response grew into a post of its own. She raises the following concerns about religious fasting: Religious fasts regularly praise the virtues of … Continue reading
Artist of souls, you sculpted a people for yourself out of the rocks of wilderness and fasting. Help us as we take up your invitation to prayer and simplicity, that the discipline of these forty days may sharpen our hunger … Continue reading
Some of our Anglican sisters and brothers have started taking a different approach to Ash Wednesday: they’re taking the ashes out of church and out to meet people where they are. Although I have some reservations about this idea, I … Continue reading