Space to Tell the Truth – An Ash Wednesday Reflection

Ash Wednesday.  A day to have ashes smeared on your forehead, acknowledge and publicly confess what a miserable wretch you are, and sit quietly pondering the fact that one day, you are going to die. Awesome. I grew up in a tradition that greatly eschewed moments in the Christian calendar…

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In Response to the “What Should I Do For Lent?” Question

Growing up in the non-denominational, evangelical world, my background was largely devoid of robust tradition.  By the time I got to my early 20’s, that lack became a great felt need for me.  I began to long for rootedness, stability, and a sense of connectedness to the great Tradition of…

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Ashes to Ashes… Into the Life

Today is Ash Wednesday.  Around the world today, from every denominational and theological stripe, Christians will gather in churches to smear ashes on their heads, remember the primal turn away from God that blighted us with mortality, and begin to turn their hearts back to God, yet again.  Lent is a…

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