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Month: February 2012

Christianity after religion

Dietrich Bonhoeffer reflected about religionless Christianity: What is bothering me incessantly is the question of what Christianity really is, or indeed who Christ really is, for us today. The time when people could be told everything by means of words, whether theological or pious, is over, and so is the time of inward and conscience—and

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Psalm 8

On Ash Wednesday we said “Remember you are dust and to dust you shall return”. And also: I invite you, therefore, in the name of Christ, to observe a holy Lent by self-examination and repentance, by prayer, fasting, self-denial, and giving to those in need, and by reading and meditating on the word of God.

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Lent in the psalms

On Ash Wednesday I, as many others would have, urged my community: “I invite you, in the name of Christ, to observe a holy Lent by self-examination and repentance, by prayer, fasting, self-denial, and giving to those in need, and by reading and meditating on the word of God.” For some, yes, they will give

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Ash Wednesday 1

Ashes on the go

Ashes on the go isn’t going to go. Bringing Ash Wednesday to the streets is a movement. More than 40 Episcopal parishes in 11 states in USA will take to the streets on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22, marking the beginning of Lent with “Ashes to Go.” Diocese of Chicago Bishop Jeff Lee is an enthusiastic

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