Lent Demystified

Lent Demystified

Note about author For three years I have attended Eagan Hills Alliance Church with my wife Jenny and our four children: Grace, Joshua, Charlie, and Noah.  I grew up Roman Catholic and I continue to follow many of the spiritual disciplines I learned in my youth....
Fasting During Lent: A Guide

Fasting During Lent: A Guide

What is fasting?  One of my favorite ways of describing fasting is to say, fasting is abstaining from something I normally do, in order to give attention to something I don’t normally do (or don’t do enough!). Two well-known authors on spiritual disciples have defined...
Why Do I Wear Clericals During Lent?

Why Do I Wear Clericals During Lent?

Each year I dust off the clerical uniform in my closet and wear it during the Lenten season. The clerical collar (of Anglican/Protestant heritage) has also been worn by Roman Catholic priests since the middle of the 19th century.  Many early American fundamentalists,...
Why Does Eagan Hills Celebrate Lent?

Why Does Eagan Hills Celebrate Lent?

One of our five core values at Eagan Hills Church is being “historic-contemporary” in our worship. This is far more than singing hymns and choruses. Here is how we express this value. Historic-contemporary means showing solidarity with 2,000 years of the universal...