Now I understand what Lent is all about

Ellaine Downie has always resisted participating in the spiritually nourishing sacrifices that precede Easter. But this year is different. “Unwillingly, I am experiencing what the disciples must have felt,” she says.

Take up your cross – A Lenten reflection

Armadale Uniting Church member Karel Reus has prepared a series of weekly reflective poems and questions for the season of Lent. Click here to read all of the reflections.

Lenten reflections

By KAREL REUS Lenten reflection one Mark 8:31-34 31 Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and aft

The promise of new life

The rainbow reassures us that God loves us no matter what and that no Lenten discipline can make God love us more than God already does.

Getting creative for Lent

The season of Lent is just around the corner, with Ash Wednesday (14 February) marking the start of 40 days of abstinence and reflection.

Extending a helping hand out to the Pacific

In the tiny Pacific nation of Tuvalu, climate change is a matter of life and death. Rev Tafue Lusama is general secretary of the Congregational Christian Church of Tuvalu.

Laid low for Lent

We are in the season of Lent. From childhood we were encouraged to give something up to enable us to reflect on the sacrifice of Jesus. People fast or give up red meat on Fridays. Give up technology. Give up alcohol.

New reality of reconciliation

Language carries layers of meaning and shapes our imaginations. ‘Ash Wednesday’ in Australia calls to mind the bushfire season. We are attuned to the attendant media images of potential destruction.

Faith in work

REVIEW BY STEVEN CRUMP BOOK SET | THE LABOUR OF LOVE: LENTEN STUDIES ON FOLLOWING CHRIST AT WORK | JOHN BOTTOMLEY This series of Lenten Studies provides an opportunity to reflect on God’s presence in our daily work – pai

Lent ideas

Are you still dusting off the last of the Christmas decorations? Or finishing that final slice of Yuletide cake? We don’t wish to alarm you but next week is the start of Lent, with Ash Wednesday falling next Wednesday 10

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