Jesus Creed

Jesus Creed


A Lenten Tool

posted by Scot McKnight

40DayswithJesus.jpgThe major turns in the Church calendar can discourage even the most creative of pastors and leaders and lay folks — how many times can you talk about Advent or Lent and not return to the same (ol’) themes? Well, there’s a reason we return to the same (ol’) themes — because they are important.  Still, many of us appreciate new angles on old themes, and so I’d like to suggest one of my own books for those still searching for a Lenten tool: 40 Days Living the Jesus Creed
. 40 days of Lent, and a brief lesson a day about loving God and loving others — a season that evokes Jesus’ 40 days in the wilderness.

Recently I got a letter from a former student, now pastor, who explained that their church was going through this book week-by-week and was finding a renewed commitment to God, to one another, and to the local community. I won’t publish the letter but I will encourage you to think of using this year’s Lenten season to focus again on loving God and loving others, and perhaps to do so (as we will in our Lenten series) by repenting from our lack of love and asking God to awaken love in all of us.



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Ted M. Gossard

posted February 16, 2009 at 5:30 am


Yes, I’ve had my copy of this book for some time. And am waiting until Lent to take a reading a day. Am again rereading “The Jesus Creed,” right now, as well.
And I look forward to finally getting my own copy of a BCP. Actually a 1978 Australian version of it, not easy to come by it seems, even in Australia. But recommended by a professor here. So I’m looking forward to getting into that, as well.



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Eric

posted February 16, 2009 at 11:43 am


Until this year, none of the churches I have attended participated in Lent. So this is all new to me, and I look forward to it — including the series here on the blog.



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Rob

posted February 25, 2009 at 11:33 pm


For Lent, I’m giving up works-based righteousness.



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Tom Davis

posted March 3, 2009 at 5:38 pm


Thanks for this info Scot. Lent is one of the most spiritually renewing times of the year for me – as of 3 years ago! I’m in need of good material to follow. Looking forward to reading 40 days Living the Jesus Creed.



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