Lent: A Little Clarification

During Lent every year I take a hiatus from Facebook and other social media outlets (minus my blog). But just before leaving this year I noticed a number of posts from Protestant friends taking Lent to task for being a corruption of the faith, for being some form of “works righteousness.” I have also received…

Orthodoxy and Repentance

There is a popular way of thinking about repentance for many Christians today which relegates repentance to a single, specific occurrence in the believer’s life: that of salvation. This idea is often tethered to the concept of salvation as a one-time event in which a person repents of his or her sin, “accepts Jesus as…