Jesus' affirmation of one woman's extravagant generosity and his comments about abiding poverty are not about forsaking justice for individualistic charity, says Simon Barrow. Quite the reverse. They signal the in-breaking of a new order of being and living in a divided world.
The voices of Palestinian Christians and their compatriots are so often dismissed, silenced and dehumanised, says Timothy Seidel. Lent provides an opportunity to hear them, not least through the Kairos Palestine Document.
A Church of Scotland parish church will be bathed in chocolate for Lent on Sunday 7 March. But as well as the sweetness, there's a more serious message about sacrificial service of others being the true 'reason for the season'.
The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has called on Kirk members to find ways of being better Christians, rather than avoiding things such as chocolate, alcohol or cigarettes during Lent.