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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....

    The God Squad: From a non-Muslim, praise of Ramadan

    Happy Ramadan! I confess that, directed by your letters, I do not write enough about Islam or Muslim spiritual life. To help to correct my lacuna, I've decided not to let the holy Muslim month of Ramadan pass this year without sending along to all of you...

    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....

    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...