Faith and Justice: For me, Lent is all about the weekday Scripture readings. Without reflecting on the Scriptures, it is almost impossible to become an adult Christian.
THE STORY LUKE TELLS: LUKE'S UNIQUE WITNESS TO THE GOSPEL
By Justo L. González
Published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., $14
Review: While the story includes most of the key narrative elements from the Gospels, the writers have imagined additional dialogue and intrigue.
Essay: Men of power do not understand the language of dreams. They only understand the language of manipulation, coercion and murder.
The site where Jesus may have been tried, prior to his crucifixion, is now open to the public for the very first time.
Located in the Old City of Jerusalem, the spot is within easy walking distance of the Christian Quarter and Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where tradition holds Jesus was buried.
Discovered under an abandoned prison building that is part of the Tower of David Museum grounds, the trial site is one piece of a vast excavation undertaken by archaeologists from 1999 to 2000 but sealed off for the past 14 years largely because of lack of funding.
Simply Spirit: This is the season of the prophet Isaiah. Recently, I was delighted to learn that female prophets helped shaped this Isaiah tradition.
Lent is not my favorite time of the liturgical year. I've always been more of an Advent person and never understood some of my fellow Catholics' actual joy during the 40 days preceding Easter. Call me a Lent weakling.