Tag Archives : Lent


“Why lent is hypocritical”

Or not. The subject is a search that brought someone to Targuman and I hope they read my post Explaining Lent. As with anything else that we do, prayer, communion, charity, the attitude that we take into the endeavor makes all the difference in the world. Who shall ascend to the hill of the LORD? The one […]


Explaining Lent (to the Reformed and otherwise) 5

Our good friend Jim West has offered a couple of comments regarding Lent that he suggests are in jest and are clearly labeled as “mockery” but I think show a much more willful effort to misunderstand and misrepresent the Christian tradition of observing Lent. I should note that I grew up in an evangelical Presbyterian […]


The Discipline of Lent 2

Dear People of God: The first Christians observed with great devotion the days of our Lord’s passion and resurrection, and it became the custom of the Church to prepare for them by a  season of penitence and fasting. This is season of Lent provided  a time in which converts to the faith were prepared for […]


Lamb-entations: “You can believe in God and still miss Him.”

That title was not mine, but that of the print version of Carla Carlisle’s “Spectator” column in Country Life magazine from last Lent. (Thanks to Philip Jenkins for sending me a copy last week.) Carlisle is not only a columnist, but also a farmer (near as I can tell) in England who raises sheep. Last […]