Forty Days of Faithful Waiting (An Ash Wednesday Reflection)

At the 2012 ETS Annual Meeting in Milwaukee, Stephen Dempster of Crandall University presented a paper entitled “Resurrection on the Third Day in Accordance with the Scriptures.” As suggested by the title, Dempster set out to explain what Paul may have been thinking when he said that Christ’s resurrection on the third day was “in accordance with the Scriptures” (1 Cor 15:3).  Dempster ultimately concluded … Continue reading Forty Days of Faithful Waiting (An Ash Wednesday Reflection)

Sonnet for the First Week in Lent

By Ian Mosley The dawn does not disperse, but in fact removes the image even of the dark which just one moment past, in cloak intact and seamless seemed to own the world–remark the ways in which our mind cannot embrace contráries: ashen bones cannot be raised, the purest hyssop won’t our filth efface, but rather death will drag us where none are praised. But … Continue reading Sonnet for the First Week in Lent

Ash Wednesday (Book Blurbs)

Today is February 14, so naturally stores are filled with flowers, candy, and greeting cards for those last-minute Valentine’s Day shoppers. But this year, February 14 also marks a “holiday/holy-day” of far more significance for the Church–Ash Wednesday. However, many in my tradition (Southern Baptist) have little knowledge of or concern for Ash Wednesday. Unfortunately, I find this lack of knowledge and concern disappointing. The … Continue reading Ash Wednesday (Book Blurbs)

The Whole30: How It Relates to Friendship, Lent, and Education

Recently, my neighbor (a dietician by trade and wonderful friend, mother, and wife by occupation) shared an article entitled “A Day in the Life of 5 Intuitive Eaters”. It’s a pretty neat article that illustrates a concept that is rather new to me but seems to make a lot of sense. The concept is, as the title indicates, eating intuitively rather than according to strict … Continue reading The Whole30: How It Relates to Friendship, Lent, and Education