Now is a great time to take a few minutes and consider how you can draw closer to God’s Word and to Jesus during the Easter season. Not all Christians observe the Lenten season, of course—there’s no command in the Bible to do so. However, Christians around the world and from many different theological traditions […]
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.