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Introduction to Lent by bob

February 27th, 2011

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Questions and Answers About Lent1   What is Lent? Lent is a period of six weeks preceding the anniversary of the Savior’s death and resurrection, and is set apart as a season of discipline, confession, and prayer.   Why is it called Lent? The old Saxon word lent means “spring” (when the days lengthen).

You may now compare your answers to the “right” answers.  JK.  If history offers a precedent, some of you will quibble with a couple of these.  Teach your own Confirmation class. 

True or April Fool by bob

April 1st, 2010

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My second annual “Are You Smarter than a Confirmand?” quiz.  The questions are almost the same as last year, meaning that some of you won’t like my answers any more than you did last year. 

Praying for Your Enemies by bob

February 10th, 2010

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Someone wrote me after Sunday’s sermon where Moses prayed for the children of Israel who wanted to stone him (Numbers 14), “How do I pray for my enemies? Someone has been very cruel to a family member, and I’m not sure how to pray for them.”   This was my answer.  Hopefully it might help […]

Question:   Recently someone sent me a question for which I should have had a ready answer.  I sent the writer a preliminary response, then started looking for a simple book or web page.  Three weeks later I still haven’t found a concise, helpful answer that doesn’t come with some baggage – i.e., a narrow […]