lent

April ‘Lutheran Witness’ looks to the cross

The Lent/Easter issue features a walk through St. Matthew’s account of the Passion and an in-depth examination of “apologetics under the cross.”

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust

During Lent, we stare the awful truth of death directly in the face and contemplate anew the depth of our sin and the magnitude of Christ’s salvation.

Lutheran Witness: April 2019

Christ alone. It seems so simple, so elementary. Every Lutheran knows and believes that, don’t they? And yet … how often do we forget?

Lutheran Witness: March 2018

In its Lenten issue, The Lutheran Witness explores a few of the elements that make up the Bible’s counter-cultural vision for “the good life.”

Share It! – Observing Lent

Church members and workers answer the question, “In what special ways does your congregation or school observe Lent?”

What to give up for Lent?

Lent is not so much a time of “giving things up” as it is a time for adding things that increase our awareness of God’s mercy in Christ Jesus.

Seminaries plan preaching workshops, lecture and music events

The preaching workshops will focus on helping pastors plan and prepare for Lent.

Lent and Easter 101

The darkness of Good Friday gives way to the light of the early Easter morning.

Annunciation: In the Midst of Lent, Joy

If your Lent has been lacking joy, you’re doing it wrong.

Living as Christians in an Age of Ultra-Surveillance

Lent is an ideal time for us to reexamine our lives.

Living in Real Time

During Lent we slow down to real time.

Symposia Series, Jan. 17-20, to mark Reformation anniversary

Concordia Theological Seminary presents its annual symposia on exegetical and confessional theology on its campus in Fort Wayne, Ind., and in a live webcast.

Lent: A Time for Giving Up or Taking Up?

Are we ready for a serious go at journeying through Lent? If so, perhaps we should stop giving up things for Lent and use this sacred time to take up things instead.

Resources available for Lent

See what’s available from Concordia Publishing House, Lutheran Hour Ministries and the Synod’s Worship ministry.

The Cross

Life under the cross is life eternal. In Lent and in life, the cross is Christ’s gift and our pattern until that Day of Resurrection.

Lenten Preparation: Midweek Services, Fasting and Charity

Lent is meant to be a time of increased opportunities to receive God’s gifts won by Christ’s death and resurrection.