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Love on Ash Wednesday

Love on Ash Wednesday

 
"In one of those beautiful and strange holy day coincidences, this year Ash Wednesday, which inaugurates the Christian season of Lent, falls on the same day as Valentine’s Day, a holiday with obscure origins that may or may not include a martyred saint, but that now has become synonymous with love.
 
What next?  Easter on April Fools Day?  Oh… wait.   Well, more about that later.
 

A Visual Meditation on Lent

A Visual Meditation on Lent

 
"Hunger and Healing" examines the longing of Lent through expansive California deserts. [Watch Now].
 

An Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day Dilemma

The Origins of Lent

The Origins of Lent

 
The tradition of Lent can be traced back to the 2nd century. During this season, new Christians would prepare for baptism through fasting and study. By the year 325 AD, the time of preparation had been extended to 40 days and entire congregations practiced Lenten disciplines as a sign of Christian discipleship. Church consensus determined that the Lenten period of renewal should correspond to Christ’s forty-day fast. These Christians counted forty days back from Easter (excluding Sundays), to determine the time frame of the Lenten journey.
 

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Christian Theological Seminary.Sermon Helps

 
 
Looking for more online resources to assist in your preaching? These Centers and Projects offer excellent resources and gateways into more resources to help with your own sermon method, your own sermon preparation.
 
 

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Sermon Resources at the Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE)

Programs For The Theological Exploration Of Vocation (PTEV): This website contains the archives of an initiative that invited a group of outstanding colleges and universities to design programs to help students explore vocations. This is what they recommend. Associated with Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE)
 

Sermon Resources Collated at Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE)

 

Everything Happens For A Reason, And Other Lies I 've Loved

Everything Happens For A Reason, And Other Lies I 've Loved

Kate Bowler: Not all pain has to be explained A young mother diagnosed with cancer talks about her new book, "Everything Happens for a Reason," and the connection to her work on the prosperity gospel as a Duke Divinity School professor.
 

The Rebel Monk

The Rebel Monk

This week’s New York Times Op-Doc is “Rebel Monk,” a brief and witty animated history of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. Directed by Max Mönch, Alexander Lahl and Philipp Seefeldt, it tells the story of a radical idea growing, mutating and spiraling out of control. Mönch and Lahl previously made the Op-Doc “Broken: The Women’s Prison at Hoheneck,” which won the Short Film Jury Award in animation at the Sundance Film Festival last year.

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