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On Not Taking Lent out on Our Bodies

By Jodi Belcher (she/her/hers) in Building Faith on Feb 07, 2023

Becoming Rooted: One Hundred Days of Reconnecting with Sacred Earth     

A Grounded Faith is designed to be a Lenten companion to Becoming Rootedalthough it can also be used as a stand-alone Lenten resource. The devotional invites participants to reconnect with our Creator and with Creation as a core dimension of Christian practice. Journey with the authors through 40 days of exploring Lenten themes of sin, confession, repentance, renewal, the way of the cross, and the miracle of the resurrection in dialogue with Scripture and an indigenous worldview. Experience different visions of what “a grounded faith” looks like as a path towards a decolonized discipleship and a holistic, place-based worldview.

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preaching * devotion * education

An invitation to study, pray, reflect and give during ELCA World Hunger's 40 Day of Giving - for families, neighbors and communities around the world.


The Plural Guild and The Many gathered 14 diverse writers, preachers, and teachers to compile Lent Another Way, a free downloadable ebook, which is a precursor to their daily Lenten e-course.

 Hear Matthew Fox in conversation with Alex and Allyson Grey, of the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, on "Easter, Christ, and Creation Spirituality."


An Interactive Journal on Christian Social Justice

Disabling Lent: An Anti-Ableist Lenten Devotional

Study Guides - Books

Free Resource from Rev. Michael Mulberry (UCC):  Ash Wednesday to Earth Day Source Book available HERE.

Central to the Lenten study are three actions:

1) Ash Wednesday Action (February 22): call a fast from credit cards held by the four major banks funding fossil fuels/climate disaster: includes links to Stop the Money Pipeline materials for talking to branch managers. Sarah Lasoff, rabbi in a Florida Jewish synagogue in Florida who has spoken to over 13 bank managers provides training materials. The credit card fast lasts until Tuesday, March 21st.

2) Dis-credit Bad Banks Day of Action put forward by Third Act Day on March 21st. Again, an invitation to talk to bank managers seeking transformation. We model persistence and relationships.

3) Finally, with the possibility of no action, there is a Foot-Washing Liturgy and Jericho Walk that can be done on Maundy Thursday (April 6th) or on Earth Day, (April 22nd). 

Within the pages are also creation centered Lectio Divina and examen and creation music playlists, as well as a creation-centered baptism and communion liturgy. 

Please let Mike know if you use it ( ) and/or with any questions.

Wendell Berry 1.pngThe whole earth is at rest, and is quiet: they break forth into singing.  + Isaiah 14:7

In the Wendell Berry and the Sabbath Poetry of Lent devotional, biblical texts and simple, accessible practices walk hand-in-hand with Wendell Berry’s poetic vision of sabbath and the natural world. All you’ll need is your favorite Bible and Wendell Berry’s This Day: Collected and New Sabbath Poems (the poems may also be found online). Week by week, we’ll walk through the woods together toward Easter morning, keeping sabbath as we go — with Wendell Berry as our guide.

Courage: Jesus and the Call to Brave Faith     The Desert of Compassion     Embody Lent     Field Notes for the Wilderness: Practices for an Evolving Faith     Fight Like Jesus                    Making Sense of the Cross Participant Book     Meeting Jesus at the Table          A Time to Grow     Unburdened          Where We Meet

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