Ash Wednesday and Lent – An evangelical perspective

Today is Ash Wednesday. Many people consider its observance to be primarily for Roman Catholics, but the truth is Protestants and Evangelicals will be holding Ash Wednesday services all over the world in order to "mark" the first day of Lent. The Lenten season was first celebrated by Christians in the fourth century as a 40-day … Continue reading Ash Wednesday and Lent – An evangelical perspective

Why Christians Should Celebrate Lent and the Venerable Bede

[This is part three of my series of articles entitled: "Hangin' with the Carolingians." The Carolingian dynasty, which encompassed nearly two centuries (AD 686-840), is a fascinating era. The Venerable Bede, who is the subject of this article, was an English contemporary of the Carolingians who was largely responsible for the rise of English literacy … Continue reading Why Christians Should Celebrate Lent and the Venerable Bede

Almsgiving in 21st Century Evangelicalism

Most Christians no longer give a tithe, or 10%, to their church.  However, studies suggest that most people who attend a church regularly usually put at least some money into an offering plate during the year. Most people who give to the church probably assume that at least part of their giving goes to the … Continue reading Almsgiving in 21st Century Evangelicalism