Tag: Lent

A man sits in contemplation.
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March 1, 2017

What might we make space for if we gave up our indignation, even if just for a moment? A historical and philosophical inquiry into the roots of this social moment.

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March 5, 2014

On Ash Wednesday, a reminder from the natural world to slow down, meander rather than rush, and allow life to sink in.

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April 7, 2012

A thoughtful guest essay on Easter not just being about Jesus’ resurrection but Mary Magdalene too. Take three minutes to listen and read.

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April 7, 2012

I have long been fascinated by Eastern Orthodox spirituality and theology, and I’m delighted to throw a spotlight on it…

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April 6, 2012

The Thursday of Holy Week (the week before Easter) has special meaning for Christians. Often referred to as Holy Thursday or…

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February 22, 2012

Ash Wednesday is today, inaugurating this year’s season of Lent. Cultural customs dictate “giving something up” for Lent. Without any…

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February 21, 2012

Photo by John (mtsofan)/Flickr, cc by-nc-sA 2.0 Remember you are soil, and to soil you shall return. ~Gen. 3:19 The…

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February 22, 2010

The administrative dashboard for SOF Observed allows us to see who has liked and reblogged our posts within the Tumblr…

Padraig O Tuama with ashes on his forehead celebrating Ash Wednesday.
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February 19, 2010

Reflections from Belfast on the opportunity of Ash Wednesday: “Lent is less for giving up, and more for making space.”

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April 20, 2009

I’ve been skeptical about celebrity pet charity projects and rock stars like Bono who have endorsed the RED campaign —…