Many of us associate Lent with eating fish on Fridays… but what is Lent? And why would someone want to practice it, especially if it isn’t part of your tradition?
In this episode, Ben and Matt chat with Aaron Damiani, who wrote a book on why and how to practice Lent: The Good of Giving Up: Discovering the Freedom of Lent.
A few topics we cover in this episode:
- Fasting and feasting in the Christian year
- Lent as an “easy yoke”
- The traditional practices of Lent: fasting, prayer, and alms-giving
- What fasting is (and isn’t)
- Lent as a journey to freedom
- What about Paul telling the Colossians they shouldn’t observing festivals and special days?
- Some practical ideas on how to practice Lent
Here’s a post on our blog on how to fast for Lent.
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