What Is Lent?

For many, Lent has become an empty ritual, but what is it really meant to be? The goal of Lent is not to give things up, but to reorient our hearts toward Christ.

Topics: The Death of Christ

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Lent Guide

Lent is the season leading up to Easter, during which Christians symbolically follow Christ into the wilderness, fasting from lesser things so we might be filled with the greater things of the gospel. The guide contains weekly fasts, prayers and Scripture readings.


Lent: Into the Wilderness

Geoff Ashley

O Lord and Master of my life! Take from me the spirit of sloth, faint-heartedness, lust of power and idle talk. But give me rather the spirit of chastity, humility, patience and love to my servant. Yea, O Lord and King! Grant me to see my own errors and not to judge my brother; for thou art blessed unto ages of ages. Amen. 


The Bright Sadness of Holy Week

Jonathan Woodlief

Whether it’s circled in red marker on our wall calendars or programmed in green in our phones, many of us are anticipating Easter weekend. Often our traditions emphasize either resurrection rejoicing or cross-centered sorrow at the expense of the other. Which is the right posture?