Giving Up on Giving Up for Lent

Giving Up on Giving Up for Lent

What are you giving up for Lent?  It’s a common enough question to be asked around the start of Lent, the season that leads us up to Easter. It’s been a practice of Christians for a long, long time to give up something for the season of Lent as a kind of...
Holy Week: The Gospel in Real Time

Holy Week: The Gospel in Real Time

“Holy Week: The Gospel in Real Time” first appeared on Pastor Matthew’s blog, MatthewStarner.com. Holy Week, the week beginning with Palm Sunday (also known as Passion Sunday) and Easter Sunday, is a unique time in the church. The rest of the year,...

Preparing Through Lent

It’s Ash Wednesday today – the day that begins the season of the church year known as Lent. Lent is a time of reflection, preparation, and repentance as we move closer and closer to remembering Jesus’ death for us on the cross on Good Friday and to...