Again! Again!

Again! Again!

We come back again this week to the greatest festival of the Christian year, the Great Triduum (“three days”), beginning on the evening of Maundy Thursday and ending at sundown on Easter Sunday. (Here’s a quick summary: Maundy Thursday commemorates the institution of...
A Deep Freeze Weekend

A Deep Freeze Weekend

For the last two winters we have sent a handful of our students (along with a brave group of adult volunteers) to Hebron, New Hampshire, for a weekend retreat at Camp Berea. The regional event, called Deep Freeze, provides an opportunity for more than 150 students...
Lenten Traditions at CTR & Home

Lenten Traditions at CTR & Home

This Sunday, March 3, amidst the last gasps of winter, one-hour clock corrections, and resulting very low attendance, we observed the First Sunday in Lent. If you missed it, don’t worry, there are five more Sundays before Easter, so there is still plenty of time. Lent...
Approaches to Lent

Approaches to Lent

In 2006, as a first-year seminary student at Gordon-Conwell, I walked into an early morning Ash Wednesday service. I had not grown up in a context where Lent was observed, and I was curious. Little did I know that, thirteen years later, I would still be with the same...