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Fasting Through Lent, From Robert Farrar Capon

Supposedly, We’re Saved on the Basis of Grace and Forgiveness, not Merit. What’s the Good of Encouraging Ourselves to Think We Can Pile up a Whole lot of Brownie Points by Fasting?

Maundy Thursday Never Mind

Holy To-Do Lists and Pious Soups Don’t Save

The Best Penitential Season Ever, Or, A Lenten Kinship with the Devil

On Breaking Bones and Idealized Visions of Motherhood

The Law and Gospel (of Lent) according to Chocolat

Much like the nation of Greece, the season of Lent is characterized by “austerity measures.” And while such devotion can be beautiful, Lenten observance can also border on piety for piety’s sake, or what we might call works righteousness. Please do not misunderstand me: I enjoy and value the season. Who of us wouldn’t benefit […]

Announcing Russ Masterson’s 40 Days Without Food: Divine Goodness to a Starving Soul

Very excited to announce the release of 40 Days Without Food: Divine Goodness to a Starving Soul, the first (e-)book by Mbird friend and contributor Russ Masterson, published by last week by Tyndale. In 2004, Russ went on a fast, and he did it the old-fashioned way, forty days with no food. But this is […]