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Lent

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  • The God Squad: Eating meat is not equivalent to murder

    My recent column on vegetarianism touched a vein (oops) among many readers. Most who responded to the column focused on the obvious selfishness and immorality of causing suffering and death to a sentient being just so we can have a burger for lunch when a salad would be morally and nutritionally preferable.
  • Carnett: A little Pentecostal envy: What's wrong with emoting?

    I remember summer Sunday evenings spent hiding in the bushes outside a small Pentecostal church on Costa Mesa's Eastside. I'd listen with fascination to the raucous assembly through the open windows. It was a worship style unlike any I'd ever witnessed....

    Commentary: A truly fascinating exploration: the Gospels

    In the church we have liturgical seasons. We begin our year with the season of Advent. We celebrate Christmas and Epiphany, move into a bit of Ordinary Time, and then it's on to Ash Wednesday and the Lenten season. We celebrate Easter and its season....

    The God Squad: Finding connections in Passover and Easter

    Passover will be celebrated this year beginning on Monday evening, April 14, with the first Seder — the Passover meal. Easter Sunday this year falls on April 20 for all Christian denominations, and although this single Christian date for Easter will...

    Commentary: Really think about the meaning of Lent

    Lent, a religious season that is about so much more than avoiding chocolate, is drawing near. For many in the Christian faith, Lent is a time to reflect on the awful journey toward death that led to Jesus' crucifixion. One question that arises often on...