How should Evangelicals observe Lent?
If you travel in Christian circles, you may have noticed that the observation of Lent has become more common and encouraged within evangelical denominations. Once reserved for only the liturgical sects of Christianity, setting aside 40 days before Easter for focused prayer, fasting or other observations has become quite widespread.
In his article titled Evangelicals, Ash Wednesday, and Lent, George Sinclair offers this perspective:
Lent should be a time where we take extra care to spend extra time reading and thinking upon God’s word written.
He offers some practical ideas for ways to focus our hearts during these 40 days before Easter:
- Carrie Schuessler