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More Christians are embracing Lent as an opportunity for spiritual renewal.

In a time of increased apathy and busyness, Christians are turning to this ancient spiritual season and embracing rites of self-denial, prayer, and repentance. Historically, liturgical Christians have long observed the six weeks before Easter as a time set apart for reflection, fasting, and seeking forgiveness, but in recent years Lent has become an important season of the Christian calendar for believers of all kinds. Here we offer a variety of rich resources to inform and support your Lenten devotion.


Introducing Lent

The Stations of the Cross

The Stations of the Cross

Mark D. Roberts

A devotional guide to Lent and Holy Week.

Lent FAQ

Lent FAQ

Kathleen A. Mulhern

From Mardi Gras to Holy Week, everything you need to know about the season of Lent.

Recent Perspectives on Lent

Just How Harrowing Can Lent Be?

Just How Harrowing Can Lent Be?

Elizabeth Scalia

Does anyone remember this little book, Why Am I Afraid to Tell You Who I Am?, by John Powell, SJ?

CBB Review: Bringing Lent Home series

CBB Review: Bringing Lent Home series

Pete Socks

To my surprise this book is so much more than I was expecting. At only a couple of dollars, it is worth every penny.

Complaining to God for Lent

Complaining to God for Lent

Guest Contributor

Do you ever feel like a crabby mystic caught between nature and grace? There is who we are and who we know God is calling us to be.

Bogged Down in Lent? Here Are Five Prayer Pointers

Bogged Down in Lent? Here Are Five Prayer Pointers

Fr. Dwight Longenecker

We're supposed to pray more in Lent. So pray more why dontcha? Here are some ideas for kickstarting your Lenten Prayer life.

Altar-ed states: liturgical decoration for Lent

Altar-ed states: liturgical decoration for Lent

Deacon Greg Kandra

Lent is about stripping away, not adding on.

#StationsoftheCross #Lent2015 Twitter Challenge

#StationsoftheCross #Lent2015 Twitter Challenge

Kathryn Jean Lopez

How about a #StationsoftheCross challenge for #Lent2015: Let's get it trending.

Exercises for Lent

Exercises for Lent

D.L. Mayfield

I have only in the past few years discovered the allure of the liturgical season, and I dabble in the traditions as my whims dictate.

Relaxing into Lent

Relaxing into Lent

Marge Fenelon

I need to realize my weakness and then seek out my heavenly Father so that I can tell him I'm "all mixed up inside."

Remember You Are Dust

Remember You Are Dust

Morgan Meis

There is no greater materialist than a Christian observing Lent. You hear words like, "Remember you are dust, and to dust you shall return."

Lenten Secrets for Finding Light in Today’s Darkness

Lenten Secrets for Finding Light in Today’s Darkness

Kathryn J. Hermes

Darkness has this interesting characteristic that it can become unexplainedly "fascinating" the more we hear about it.

More Resources for Lent

Why Evangelicals Need to Observe Lent

Why Evangelicals Need to Observe Lent

Tim Suttle

A church without the great traditions of the faith is like a church with amnesia.

The Cross: The Problem of Evil

The Cross: The Problem of Evil

Kelly Pigott

The first in a weekly series of meditations on the cross during Lent by Church History Professor Kelly Pigott.

Some Lenten Meditations for Baptists

Some Lenten Meditations for Baptists

Roger E. Olson

If the shoes don't fit, don't wear them.

Sit in Your Cell: Desert Reflections for Lent

Sit in Your Cell: Desert Reflections for Lent

Christine Valters Paintner

How fasting from distraction this Lent can make you conscious of the ways you avoid yourself.

Learn the Divine Office During Lent

Learn the Divine Office During Lent

Elizabeth Scalia

The best way to cast out into the depths of this season is to learn to pray.

Becoming Like a Flute: Meditations on Lent

Becoming Like a Flute: Meditations on Lent

Shane Claiborne

Whether it is giving up an old bad habit or taking on a new holy habit, may we use this Lenten season to do something that empties us of ourselves so that our lives make better music.

Lent: Maybe It's About Adding, Not Subtracting

Lent: Maybe It's About Adding, Not Subtracting

Brian McLaren

Adding something good to your life during Lent—say, reading the gospels—may mean giving up stuff that you need to give up anyway.

Why I Love Ash Wednesday and Lent

Why I Love Ash Wednesday and Lent

Nadia Bolz-Weber

Lent helps me lay aside my sin management program and allow God to be God for me.

Yes, We Can: the Hospitality of Lent

Yes, We Can: the Hospitality of Lent

Elizabeth Scalia

It occurs to me that I've spent my whole life looking incorrectly at the sacrifices and disciplines of Lent.

How Lent Can Make a Difference in Your Relationship with God

How Lent Can Make a Difference in Your Relationship with God

Mark D. Roberts

Growing up as an evangelical Christian, I experienced Lent as little more than a joke. It never occurred to me that it might help me get to know God better.

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