Plaster cast of panel of The Temptation of Christ, by Lorenzo Ghiberti, on the North door of the Baptistry of S. Giovanni, Florence, 1403-24, cast by Oronzio Lelli, ca. 1882

by Jennifer Lind Unlike many chocolate-forsaken Lenten seasons of my childhood, this year I’ve been meditating on the responses of Jesus during his time in the wilderness as recorded in Matthew 4:1-11. Christ’s triple refutation of the devil during his…

The Interruption of Dying

We are, on the whole, uneasy with Lent. Because we hate being interrupted. It ruins our innate belief in our own self-importance. When we busy ourselves doing life, however we do it, nothing could be quite as irksome as being…

Rest Experienced, Rest Embodied

Lent is a season of preparation, of slowing-down, of getting ready. Specifically, we’re preparing ourselves for the astonishing news of Easter. In order to prepare well for something, we have to take time to pause, reflect and rest. But that’s…

Originally posted on February 16, 2015 by All Saints Member Brit Williams.     I’m ashamed to say this, but Lent has always been about me. Sure, I would make the sacrifice “for God,” but only if I got something…

Being Joseph

(This article was originally published in Every Thought Captive, a weekly devotional from Park Cities Presbyterian Church.) “Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came…

(This article was originally posted on October 30, 2014 by Kim Hall on her blog, Given Breath.) This week I was asked (again) to explain my views, as a Christian, on same-sex unions and the church. It’s notable that I’ve not been asked…