Justin B. Fung

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A beautiful poem for Lent: Blessing the Dust, by Jan Richardson. All those days you felt like dust, like dirt, as if all you had to do was turn your face toward the wind and be scattered to the four corners or swept away by the smallest breath as insubstantial— Did you not know what […]

Fasting for Lent

Lent begins tomorrow (Ash Wednesday), a season for focusing on Jesus as we prepare to celebrate the climax of his life and his mission—his death and resurrection—and also for remembering Jesus’ 40 days in the wilderness before he began his public ministry. It lasts for 40 days (excluding Sundays), and ends on Easter Sunday (April 5 this […]

A Lenten Lesson: We Can’t, But God Can

[Adapted from the message at last night’s Ash Wednesday service, jointly held by The District Church, Church of the Advent, and National Baptist Memorial Church. Listen to the sermon here.] At Lent, we take time to remember the forty days that Jesus spent in the wilderness before he began his public ministry. At Lent, we […]

Liturgy for Lent

“Vapor” is the new musical liturgy from The Liturgists (aka the folks from Gungor). It’s based on the teachings of Ecclesiastes, and it’s particularly appropriate given that Lent (the season of reflection, repentance, and self-denial) begins tomorrow. I hope it blesses you.


In case you weren’t aware (or aren’t liturgically-inclined), the season of Lent begins tomorrow on Ash Wednesday (which means today is Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday, or Fat Tuesday). While Lent has become, in pop culture, a time for simply giving up unhealthy habits, the tradition is to take this time to humbly and thoughtfully prepare […]

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