Does Forgiveness require a Relationship?

Posted in Christian Living, The Bible Says..., Thinking Theologically on February 18th, 2016 by (563 views)
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For Lent, we’ve challenged our congregation to read through the Gospels in 40 days, and have encouraged people to post questions that come up from their reading. This question was important enough that I decided to reply here so others with similar questions can see it, and so I’d have the space to give it the […]

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Beyond giving up chocolate – Some paths to Spiritual Growth during Lent

Posted in Christian Living, Church Life on March 3rd, 2014 by (940 views)
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Unlike many of the members of my church congregation, I did grow up observing Lent, since that is part of the Presbyterian tradition where I was raised in the faith.  At my church, around this time of year, we talked about what we could “give up” for Lent.   One year when I was a […]

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Why we need Lent

Posted in Church Life on March 1st, 2014 by (3,475 views)
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Many Evangelical Christians did not grow up observing the season of Lent. Lent was the time of year when their Catholic friends ate fish on Fridays. And many still see Lent as an unnecessary ritual, or a ritual that belongs to someone else but not to them. I thought about calling this post “Lent: It’s […]

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