Giving Up Lent,Or Why I Won’t Feel Bad About Myself Until Easter

Last Sunday, someone asked me what I was giving up for Lent and I honestly couldn’t answer. The truth is, until that moment, I really hadn’t given it a thought. It’s not that I don’t like Lent, we just have a complicated relationship. The truth is, Lent never really worked for me. It’s supposed to […]

What’s That On Your Forehead?

Well, it’s Ash Wednesday and you know what that means: a bunch of weirdos walking around with smudgy, black crosses on their foreheads. These “weirdos” are actually mainstream and progressive Christians heathens and they do it to signify their “repentance before God”. Seriously? You can do the same thing with good, old-fashioned piety. And, by […]

Lent: Big Old Ball O’ Fun?

No, it’s not. Lent sucks. But, it’s supposed to suck; that’s kind of the point. Lent, for those of you who might not be familiar with it, is a liturgical season usually celebrated as winter comJeses to a close. It’s 40 days, not counting Sundays, of fasting, penance and prayer that is supposed to prepare Christians for the […]

Givin’ it up for Lent

I was looking at all the social media sites I use this morning and came to a conclusion: while my feeds on Twitter and Google+ are relatively normal, my Facebook page is extremely eclectic. As we speak, there are pictures glorifying “God, Guns and Guts” alongside ones from Media Matters, MoveOn and other left-leaning groups. […]