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Fasting: Hungering for God

Fasting—abstaining from eating (and sometimes drinking)— is a spiritual practice of many traditions, including our Jewish ancestors and Christians through the ages.  Christians often practice fasting the season of Lent.  In fasting, we let our bodies get hungry to help us be more aware of our hunger for God.  Read more about why Christians fast…

Fasting

Sometimes, we hear Christians talk about “giving up” something for Lent.  That “giving up” is really a form of the ancient practice of fasting, a spiritual practice in many major religious traditions.  Christians practice fasting not just during Lent, but all through the year as a way of making space in our lives for God…

Lenten Carbon Fast

Lent is just around the corner, and many Christians “give up” or fast from something in Lent as a spiritual discipline to make themselves more aware of their discipleship in daily life.  One way to reflect on stewardship of creation as a spiritual discipline in daily life is to take up an “carbon fast” for…