We begin today a series of weekly reflections through the season of Lent, written by Bobby Gross, who contributed the reflections for this past Advent Season. I welcome the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday each year. I look forward to it, actually, which might seem odd to those who think of Ash Wednesday as […]
This study is the latest result among many which show a range of health benefits from restricting calorie intake or fasting in some fashion.
Lent is Church language. For countless jaded Christians the word implies little more than hypocrisy and self-righteousness. For others it’s that time of year to give up coffee or baked goods for a few weeks. When some think of it, this might pop into their heads: “It seems like I remember my sin enough without smudging […]
How long will you hide your face from me? — Psalm 13:1 How does one Search for (and embrace) Honest Faith when your world is shaken? you’ve watched the world of others being shaken? you serve, minister to, walk with those whose world has been shaken? colleagues, family, friends bring the challenging question of where was […]
What cannot be admitted — what must exist only as an undefeated but daily resisted enemy — is the idea of something that is ‘our own’, some area in which we are to be ‘out of school’, on which God has no claim. … I do not think any efforts of my own will can […]