Since Lent starts today, which you may or may not care about, I thought I would share some posts about Lent that I find helpful, written from various perspectives.

Ash Wednesday: Picking and Choosing our Piety by Carl Trueman

An American Lent by James K A Smith

Lent, Individualism, and Christian Piety–An Email Conversation by Jake Meador and Alastair Roberts

In a nutshell, Trueman says if you are celebrating Lent you’ve got something wrong. Smith, who wants us to celebrate Lent, says we are doing it wrong. And Meador and Roberts discuss Lent in the context of a secular, individualistic society. Plenty of brilliant one-liners in this one.