Posts Tagged ‘Ash Wednesday’

To The Ashes, To The Soil, I Gladly Return

This “lapsed Catholic”/retired Hindu monk/bhakti-yogi/radical seminarian gladly received ashes on his forehead at the culmination of our annual Ash Wednesday retreat at Union Theological Seminary. Although I am going through the spiritual irony and cosmic comedy of coming to a Christian seminary and realizing that I no longer belong to Christianity, my resonance with receiving […]

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Ashes That Dare Us to Live

“What are you giving up for Lent?” This question will be shared around this week for many Christians as they enter into the Lenten season beginning with Ash Wednesday. People will “give up” anything from soft drinks and swearing to Facebook and chocolate. Emerging from a very spirit-filled Fat Tuesday, Christians will quickly turn to […]

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