First Week of Lent // #RethinkLent #RethinkChurch

The other day I shared with you some reflections on Lent. Though I discussed some of the ideas around the season, which are highlighted in the Book of Alternative Services prayer, we didn’t discuss many options for Lenten commitments. Now, this morning (Ash Wednesday), around 8am, I received a text message: What should I give upContinue reading “First Week of Lent // #RethinkLent #RethinkChurch”

The First Week of Lent // Inconvenience and Experiment

This week, on Ash Wednesday, I will begin, along with the wider church, a new season of Lent. A season, as the Book of Alternative Services puts it, of “self-examination, penitence, prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.” The Ash Wednesday service is a meaningful one, as the Celebrant calls us to reflect and begin to prepare ourContinue reading “The First Week of Lent // Inconvenience and Experiment”

Where we are standing // In the breach

There is an iconic image being shared on the web today, one that evokes a number of powerful statements about the place of faith in our global world.  This post is not a reflection on the political situation in the Ukraine, which has massively escalated recently with Russia’s movements. Instead, it is a look atContinue reading “Where we are standing // In the breach”