Archives For Lent

 

Part Three of our Lent Book Conversation!

 
We are reading:
 

The Sabbath
Abraham Joshua Heschel

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PART THREE

PREVIOUSLY: PART ONE  PART TWO
(If you are running behind, you are still welcome
to contribute the previous conversation)

 
Reading:  Chapters III and IV (pages 34-49)
 
Facilitator: James Dekker
James compiled the following discussion questions, and will be facilitating our conversation in the comments below.
 
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Part Two of our Lent Book Conversation!

 
We are reading:
 

The Sabbath
Abraham Joshua Heschel

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*** It’s not too late to join in!
 
 
 

PART TWO

<<<<< PART ONE
(If you are running behind, you are still welcome
to contribute the previous conversation)

 
Reading:  Chapters I and II (pages 12-33)
 
Facilitator: Katy Drage Lines
Katy compiled the following discussion questions, and will be facilitating our conversation in the comments below.
 
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Welcome to our Lent Book Conversation!

 
We are reading:

The Sabbath
Abraham Joshua Heschel

 
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*** It’s not too late to join in!
 
 

PART ONE

Reading:  Introduction (by Susanah Heschel)  and Prologue (pages i – 11)
 
Facilitator: Susan Adams
Susan compiled the following discussion questions, and will be facilitating our conversation in the comments below.
 
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This is a great devotional for the season of Lent
(which begins tomorrow!)

 

Wondrous Encounters:
Scripture for Lent

 

Richard Rohr

 

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Richard Rohr invites us to self-disclosure and to enter the wondrous divine dialogue with clarity, insight–and holy desire! These daily meditations for Lent are his gift to us for our transformation into our original image and likeness, which is the very image of God.
 

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During Lent, we will be hosting a conversation on this classic book on our website:
 

The Sabbath
 
Abraham Joshua Heschel

 
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Our first set of discussion questions, which will cover the introduction (by Heschel’s daughter Susannah) and the prologue, will be posted on Thursday of this week. 
 
You can prepare for this conversation by reading the above passage. ( If you have an older edition of the book, it may not include the introduction, but you can read that online here). For background on Heschel’s life and work, you might want to watch these video clips.
 
Hoping that you will join with us in this conversation!

 

47 devotional reflections on Lent and Easter:
 

Relevant Words of Bonhoeffer
for the Trump Age

 

God Is on the Cross
 
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

 

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Passages from Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s letters and sermons provide special encouragement as readers prepare themselves spiritually for Holy Week and Easter Sunday. Supplemented by an informative introduction to Bonhoeffer’s life and a Scripture passage for each day of the season, these daily devotions are moving reminders of the true gift of Christ on the cross.

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As the season of Lent is rapidly approaching, here are 7 of our favorite poems…

(Next Wednesday is Ash Wednesday)

Madeleine L’Engle, Gerard Manley Hopkins, T.S. Eliot, George Herbert and MORE….

If you enjoy these poems, I recommend
Nick Ripatrazone’s
Literary Reader for Lent

 

Lent: Ash Wednesday
George Herbert

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A Bounty of Literary Beauty
for Lent and Easter

A Review of

Between Midnight and Dawn:
A Literary Guide to Prayer for Lent, Holy Week, and Eastertide
Compiled by Sarah Arthur

Paperback: Paraclete Press, 2016
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Reviewed by Alex Joyner

 

I can’t be alone in thinking that, when Dorothy discovers that her ruby red slippers have (and always have had) the power to take her home, it is one of the most profound theological insights in American pop culture.  Or that the death of Stringer Bell was a moment where the ability of the TV series The Wire to plumb the depths of the human condition was most on display.  I like my piety with a little artistic license.  “Tell all the truth,” as Emily Dickinson said, “but tell it slant.”

Sarah Arthur, who compiled the great new Lenten and Eastertide literary prayer guide, Between Midnight and Dawn, is a kindred spirit in this.  She introduces her collection by comparing the movement from Lent to Easter with night to dawn and winter to spring, but don’t believe her.  She’s got far more tender and terrifying territory to cover in this beautiful, bountiful book.

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May Christ Increase.

 
A Review of 
 

40 Days of Decrease:
A Different Kind of Hunger.
A Different Kind of Fast.

Alicia Britt Chole

Paperback: Thomas Nelson, 2016
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Reviewed by Debbie Philpott

 

The more there is of us, the less there is of God!—Eugene Peterson

 

“What are you giving up for Lent?”

According to Morgan Lee at Christianity Today, a 2015 OpenBible.info twitter poll of more than 400,000 respondents (with serious and cynical tweets) cited “school, chocolate, Twitter itself, alcohol, and social networking as the top five fasts for Lent”[i]  And when categorizing all tweets in hierarchical order according to the seven most deadly sins, the following list resulted:

  • Gluttony (fast food, sweets, chips, coffee)
  • Greed (shopping)
  • Sloth (sleep)
  • Wrath (being mean, swearing)
  • Envy (complaining)
  • Pride (cell phone, selfies)[ii]

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John Henry Newman – 5 Poems

February 20, 2015

 

John Henry Newman

Tomorrow (Feb. 21) is the birthday of Cardinal John Henry Newman…
Here are a few of our favorite poems of his:

 

The Sign of the Cross

John Henry Newman

WHENE’ER across this sinful flesh of mine
I draw the Holy Sign,
All good thoughts stir within me, and renew
Their slumbering strength divine;
Till there springs up a courage high and true
To suffer and to do.

And who shall say, but hateful spirits around,
For their brief hour unbound,
Shudder to see, and wail their overthrow?
While on far heathen ground
Some lonely Saint hails the fresh odor, though
Its source he cannot know.
 

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