CM: Lenten Brunch Lite 2: March 7, 2020

Lenten Brunch Lite 2: March 7, 2020 During the Lenten season, we will offer a “lite” version of our Saturday Brunch. Each week, I will set forth one question (or set of questions) related to keeping Lent and ask us to focus our discussion on it. Last week we asked about your faith community andContinue reading “CM: Lenten Brunch Lite 2: March 7, 2020”

CM: Lent with Mary Chapin Carpenter (2)

Lent with Mary Chapin Carpenter (2) Each year, on Ash Wednesday and during Lent, I focus attention on a singer-songwriter or album from the popular culture of my lifetime in which I find echoes of the Lenten journey. This year, we devote ourselves to listening to Mary Chapin Carpenter’s superb intensely personal album from 2012,Continue reading “CM: Lent with Mary Chapin Carpenter (2)”

CM – Sermon for Lent IA: Jesus goes to Boot Camp

Sermon for Lent IA: Jesus goes to Boot Camp The Lord be with you. I’ll begin with a quote: “You don’t want the first time that they have to dig deep [to be] when they have to face one of our enemies.” Those are the words of Maj. Gen. Pete Johnson, the commander of theContinue reading “CM – Sermon for Lent IA: Jesus goes to Boot Camp”

CM – Lenten Brunch Lite 1: February 29, 2020

Lenten Brunch Lite 1: February 29, 2020 During the Lenten season, we will offer a “lite” version of our Saturday Brunch. Each week, I will set forth one question (or set of questions) related to keeping Lent and ask us to focus our discussion on it. Today’s set of questions is simple: How does yourContinue reading “CM – Lenten Brunch Lite 1: February 29, 2020”

CM – Another Look: Lent and the Gospel Story

We have begun our journey into the Lenten season. It may be a good time for a refresher on the relationship of this season to the Gospel story. In a January 7, 2011 post, “Epiphany and the Days to Come,” I pointed out that the Epiphany season is representative of the first half of theContinue reading “CM – Another Look: Lent and the Gospel Story”

CM: Ash Wednesday with Mary Chapin Carpenter

Ash Wednesday with Mary Chapin Carpenter Each year, on Ash Wednesday and during Lent, I focus attention on a singer-songwriter or album from the popular culture of my lifetime in which I find echoes of the Lenten journey. In past years we’ve considered the music of Townes Van Zandt, Bob Dylan’s John Wesley Harding, Wilco’s Yankee HotelContinue reading “CM: Ash Wednesday with Mary Chapin Carpenter”

CM – Mardi Gras: One way we learn to reverence God

Set apart a tithe of all the yield of your seed that is brought in yearly from the field. In the presence of the Lord your God, in the place that he will choose as a dwelling for his name, you shall eat the tithe of your grain, your wine, and your oil, as wellContinue reading “CM – Mardi Gras: One way we learn to reverence God”

lent 5 — life and death and food and wine…

Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him. • John 12:1-2 • i’m not sure i can imagine an odder scene a miracleContinue reading “lent 5 — life and death and food and wine…”