Tag Archives: Lent

RISING FROM ASH WEDNESDAY: THE BAD NEWS THAT PREPARES US FOR THE GOOD NEWS

By LESLIE STRADER Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor was once asked to describe the greatest paradigm shift she encountered during her rise to the Supreme Court. She responded by saying, “The existence of evil. I didn’t want to believe anybody could be purely evil, but I know now they can. Evil exists.” British journalist Malcolm Muggeridge once said, “The depravity

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WHAT DOES CHOCOLATE HAVE TO DO WITH JESUS? RECONSIDERING LENT

By JANICE SIX As the season of Lent draws near, even Christians from non-liturgical denominations and traditions can be heard discussing what they plan to “give up” during the 40 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter morning. It’s baffling to me what people choose to “give up” as a spiritual practice during Lent. For example: Chocolate. Yes, it’s considered to

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