Lent Post Round-Up! A Progressive Christian Lent at Patheos

“God needs nothing, asks nothing, and demands nothing, like the stars. It is life with God which demands these things… You do not have to sit outside in the dark. If, however, you want to look at the stars, you will find that darkness in necessary. But the stars neither require nor demand it.” — [Read More…]

Taking Ashes to the Streets: A Q&A with Sara Miles

“Sometimes, worshiping in a church building, you can be tempted by the fantasy that God is manageable. On the street,  though, anything can happen. The sequence is unpredictable. It’s just too hard to pretend I’m in control.” — Sara Miles, author of City of God While many Christians will make their way to a church building [Read More…]

Becoming Like a Flute: Meditations on Fat Tuesday and Ash Wednesday

In a world filled with clutter, noise, and hustle, Lent is a good excuse to step back and rethink how we think and live. In a world of instant gratification, it’s a chance to practice delayed gratification – to fast — so that we can truly appreciate the blessings we have. [Read more…]