Roundup From Around The Web: Lent

Today’s Roundup From Around the Web is all about Lent. What people are saying about Lent and what they are doing about Lent. I hope you find it informative and helpful in your own journey through this and future Lenten seasons. J

Phyllis Tickle is blogging for Lent! In the last few months I’ve had a number of people recommend her books to me but haven’t had a chance to pick any of them up yet. So, I was excited to learn that I could read her blog and get a taste for this renown writer. And I have to say I’m really enjoying it. I will definitely be picking up at least one of her books very soon. Yesterday she wrote a very interesting blog on Valentine’s Day.

Someone sent me a link to this site in a comment to my blog Lent: an Introduction, a little bit of history, and a few ideas and I thought it was worth sharing here as well. I have gotten a few links to a number of wonderful sites about Lent but this is one of the best one’s I’ve seen – lots of clearly communicated info along with devotions for every day of Lent and movies to watch and discuss during Lent as well as a number of other resources. Enjoy!

The Dogwood Abby site shares a very radical practice they are undertaking for Lent – this guy is going to carry his trash with him during Lent (with a very exceptions). It’s pretty extreme but I think it’s interesting and am curious to see how it goes.

Others at Communality have decided to undergo an energy fast for Lent. I liked this idea a lot.

This is an article about Lent and Justice and the connection between the two. It was written by Julie Clawson (whose blog I have read off and on for a while now and love - it has always inspired and challenged me a lot).

Moot Community in London is putting on an art exhibit for Lent – the exhibit features paintings, photography, sculpting and a variety of other art forms all focused on the theme of Lent and portraying Lent through art. Here are a few pictures taken from the exhibit. I think this is a very cool idea…maybe something we could do here in Prague next year…???


Rejoicing in the journey – Beth Stedman