Today is Fat Tuesday (also called Shrove Tuesday), the day before Lent begins! Fat Tuesday isn’t associated with a specific event or story in the Bible, but it’s traditionally a day when Christians planning to observe Lent would prepare for that 40-day period of fasting and reflection. How will you observe Lent this year? If […]
Each year, when we start talking about Lent and Easter, we hear a familiar question from some Bible Gateway visitors: “What is Lent?” Is it an official Christian holiday? Was it instituted in the Bible? What does it mean to observe Lent, and are Christians “required” to do so? For the interested, we’ll try to answer those questions here.
This week marks the start of one of the world’s biggest religious observances: Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting. While Christians don’t observe Ramadan, it’s nevertheless helpful to be aware of it. Here are a few things you can do during Ramadan to grow closer to God and show Christ-like grace to our Muslim neighbors.