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What’s New for 2017?

The Lent Experience is an every other year initiative. New videos and content is created and posted on even years.  That means that for 2017, an odd year, that the website is here for you to use as is.  Dates




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Lent FAQ’s

LENT FAQ’s like:  What’s up with ashes on foreheads?  &  What are you giving up for Lent? How did Lent start?*   Originally Good Friday and Easter Day were observed as a single festival of the crucifixion and resurrection…and from very




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Holy Week Bible Reading- #LentExp2017

Reading through the Passion of Jesus during Holy Week There are four Gospels.  Each Gospel is about the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.  Each Gospel writer puts together their account in a way that emphasizes certain things about Jesus.




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Forgiveness- #LentExp2017

I hesitantly write this because I know that this topic requires much more than a brief article.  This article is my attempt to provide enough information and motivation for participants to effectively engage with this week’s challenge. Keeping “Short Lists”-




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Almsgiving- #LentExp2017

Ideas to accomplish this week’s challenge are at the end of this blog post. Alms.  It’s a word that’s not used much anymore.  We’re not sure what it is, much less how we would give it!  The word comes to




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Repentance- #LentExp2017

The #LentExp2016 Challenge this week is to set aside 30 minutes to engage in the discipline of repentance.  For some reason the word “repent” carries some negative baggage with it.  I’ve got a few hunches as to why, but to




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Silence & Solitude- #LentExp2017

This blog was originally posted in 2014 and has been slightly adapted for #LentExp2016. WHY SOLITUDE?   Why solitude?  Because listening to a radio station and the movie Mr. Poppers Penguins while driving is annoying.  What?  This makes sense…I promise.




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Fasting- #LentExp2017

Here are a few thoughts on Fasting for Lent that I hope will help.  Several of the ideas provided here (and much more) can be found in the book Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Donald Whitney, which we highly recommend.




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