15 posts

Zealous much? Paul, Character of God

I have mentioned before, three years ago, in fact, that I am working on a devotional book called “Characters of God.” This Lent I led our Adult Forum class (sounds vaguely naughty when I write that out) at our church through several of these chapters. This past Sunday was Paul and I don’t believe that I have ever shared it on this site. Keep in mind this was originally written to be read aloud at […]

Lenten Poetry: Facing It

This morning an MFA graduate student led our class and led us through several poems relating to Lent. I did not realize this would our class and it is coincidental that I have been considering writing some poetry (and wrote some doggerel as a student, but have not tried anything lately). I am inspired, but I am not sure if it is to write yet. One I found particularly moving is “Facing It” by Daniel Berrigan. I […]

Comic: The Temptations

Of Jesus, not the musical group. An Episcopal priest and graphic artist Earnest Graham has begun work on Matthew and has posted Matthew 4:1-11. The images are free for use in ministry, check ’em all out. via Look Both Ways: Life at the Crossroads of Art and Faith: Bible Comic: Matthew 4:1-11, The Temptations.  

The Discipline of Lent

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 Holy   Baptism. It was also a time when those who, because of  notorious sins, had been separated from the […]

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 year she reflected on the fact that her father used to read all of the book of Lamentations every Lent, […]