Lent 2024

Lent, a time-honored Christian practice with roots dating back a thousand years, serves as a crucial period of preparation for Easter. This season helps us incorporate new spiritual habits and actively pursue the transformation we seek. Our appreciation for the significance of the cross grows as we deepen our understanding of why it is essential. The resources below are designed to guide you towards a deeper awareness, communion, and love for our Savior during the 40 days leading up to Easter

What is Lent?

An primer on what Lent is and how to get started.

Reflection Questions

Discussion questions from the Transforming Center to help you discover how God might invite you into a more profound connection this Lenten season.

The Art of the Examen

A 10-part video series created by 24-7 Prayer on an ancient form of Christian prayer called the Examen. Each week will focus on a different practice embodied by Jesus: prayer, mission, mercy, creativity, hospitality, and learning.

The Lent Project

Biola University’s short reflective readings to help you quiet your hearts and anticipate Christ’s sacrifice.  These daily meditations explore the heart of the apostle Paul, whose dramatic conversion changed the course of human history.

Lent & Easter Prayers

Creative prayer activities, individual devotionals, and teaching series to help you go deeper in prayer during Lent and Easter from 24-7 Prayer International.

The Unvarnished Jesus

Daily meditations on the life of Jesus drawn from the Gospels. Author Brian Zahnd invites us to discard our assumptions and look with fresh eyes at how compelling Jesus of Nazareth really is.

How To Inhabit Time

Renown professor and theologian James K. A. Smith (Calvin University) recently spoke at Jessup University on the question: What does it mean to be “faithful” if we are creatures of history and conditioned by time? There is a temptation for Christians to imagine that we are somehow “above” time and immune to history. But that is to deny something fundamental about our creaturehood. While we are created with eternity in our hearts, we are made in and for time. As this year's speaker at the Faculty of Theology's Annual Spring Lecture, Dr. Smith explores the rhythms of “spiritual timekeeping” in three beats: reckoning, discernment, hope. We need to reckon with our (personal and collective) histories so that we can discern how the Spirit is afoot in the present and thus hear the future to which God is calling us.

Gospel of Mark coming soon ...

Resources for Your Personal Time With God

These podcasts, apps and video series are recommended by our pastors and will help deepen your one-on-one time with the Lord.

Be Still Video Series

This short video series offers practical training to get into a rhythm of spending personal time with God.

Get In the Word With Truth's Table

This podcast features daily readings from the Old Testament and New Testament.

Common Prayer Daily

The podcast is a daily reading from the Book of Common Prayer, and features a mix of Scripture readings and liturgical prayers.

Lectio 365 App

This app by 24-7 Prayer offers Scripture reading and reflection each morning and evening.

Lectio for Families App

This app is also produced by 24-7 Prayer, is meant to be used by families.

BibleProject App

This app delivers the entire suite of BibleProject videos, podcasts, classes, and the 2024 Weekly Playlist through the Sermon on the Mount.

Recommended Reading

These books are recommended by our pastoral staff. As always, we encourage you to read with discernment and test everything you are reading against Scripture.

Bridgeway Distinctives

This video is the introduction to the Bridgeway Distinctives series, a collection of conversations between Pastor Lance and Pastor Brian and Bridgeway's five distinctives. Below, you'll find a link to the conversation about each distinctive as those videos are released. Audio recordings of these conversations are available on the Engaging Culture podcast stream wherever you get your podcasts.

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