How Ash Wednesday Enriches Our Lives and Our Relationship with God

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The following post is part of a long article I have written called: Ash Wednesday: What Is Ash Wednesday? How Do We Observe It? Why Should We? Today, I want to reflect with you on the meaning of Ash Wednesday and how, I believe, it can enrich our lives and our faith. The denial of [Read More...]

Why Should We Observe Ash Wednesday?

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There is no biblical commandment that requires Christians to observe Ash Wednesday. Thus, I believe this one of those practices that we are free to observe or not to observe. The theological core of Ash Wednesday is, however, shaped by a biblical theology of creation, sin, mortality, death, grace, and salvation. It also enacts biblical [Read More...]

Ash Wednesday: What is Ash Wednesday? How Do We Observe It? Why Should We?

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This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday. For many Christians throughout the world, it is a significant day for reflection, prayer, and worship. For many others, both Christian and not, Ash Wednesday is a mystery. You may be wondering what this day is all about and why it matters. Or you may wonder why you might want [Read More...]

Ash Wednesday: What Is Ash Wednesday? How Do We Observe It? Why Should We?

What is Ash Wednesday? What is Ash Wednesday? For most of my life, I didn’t ask this question, nor did I care about the answer. I, along, with most evangelical Christians in America, didn’t give Ash Wednesday a thought. But then, in 2004, Ash Wednesday loomed large in American Protestant consciousness. Why? Because on that [Read More...]


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