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…]

On the Pilgrim’s Journey: A Q&A with Christine Valters Paintner

“Pilgrim:  Someone who makes an intentional journey courting holy disruption.” — Christine Valters Paintner One of my very favorite writers on the spiritual life is Christine Valters Paintner, an author, Benedictine Oblate, and Abbess of the online retreat center Abbey of the Arts. When one of her emails graces my inbox, I notice my pulse slowing, and I [Read More…]

Journey Through Lent: When “I Must Try Harder” Gets in the Way of Love

by Matt Bays This is God’s season…Lent…Easter. It’s the time of year when some of us religious folk smear ashes on our foreheads on Wednesday, get regular about eating fish on Friday, give up smoking, coffee, or TV for six weeks, and partake of the wine and bread that represents the one who threw himself [Read More…]


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