Lent Begins Today

Beloved, Our Lenten theme this year is “you are the way,” a simple reminder for us as we wander through this desert season of the church year that we can abandon all the ways we think of ourselves as the conduit for true life.  The God known in Christ is that conduit.  The Greek word…

Giving Up for Lent

“What are you giving up for Lent?” It’s about that time of year when people start asking me this question.  The habit of giving something up for Lent is a fine one, when done with intention.  Giving up cookies or sweets, soda or beer, these undertakings should only be done if they are truly a…