Chris Hughes, Second Year Master of Divinity student, often writes on issues of church and state, environment, and full inclusion of all people in church life. As the Lenten season begins, Chris offers thoughts for all to consider as they commence on the journey to the cross in an article titled, “Ashes That Dare Us To Live.” Chris begins the article in asking the timeless question, “What are you giving up for Lent?,” but later points out that, “Lent can be a time of stripping down and putting on new faith practices that help us focus our life as Christians. But it can also be a time to ask ourselves big questions, to confront death and to live more fully.”
The article, published by State of Formation, can be read here.
State of Formation is a community conversation between leaders in formation. Together, a cohort of seminarians, rabbinical students, graduate students, activists and the like – the future religious and moral leaders of tomorrow – are working to redefine the ethical discourse today. It was founded by the Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue and is run in partnership with Hebrew College and Andover Newton Theological School, and in collaboration with the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions. It is a forum for up-and-coming religious and ethical thinkers to draw upon the learning that is occurring in their academic and community work and reflect on the pressing questions of a religiously pluralistic society.
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