As you can tell, I’m really enjoying exploring Lent on the blog this year. To help you navigate the labyrinth of posts coming from different angles, here’s a quick reference guide.
Sacraparental Lent for Kids (and adults!) 2014
These are the posts I have written or plan to write, with links to the ones that exist so far! I’ll edit and update this index as the series unfolds.
Advent with Toddlers (which the Lent pattern was inspired by)
Sacraparental Lent with Kids (setting out the idea broadly – there’s more detail in the next post)
Lent with Kids Week 1: Getting Ready – START HERE if you just want to get cracking.
Lent with Kids, Week 1: Jesus is Wise (a focus on the Bible texts and the practice of wisdom)
Lent with Kids, Week 1: Wisdom at Home
Lent with Kids Week 2: Jesus and the Prophets Make us Brave
Lent with Kids Week 3: Jesus Gives Us Important Jobs to Do
Lent with Kids Week 4: Jesus Gives Us a Fresh Start
Lent with Kids Week 5: Jesus is in Charge of Life
Lent with Kids Week 6, Palm Sunday: Jesus is a Surprising King
What’s the Point of Lent?
This is a four-part series surveying the development of Lenten practices from the Old Testament to the present, looking for guidance as we create our own Lenten practices.
What’s the Point of Lent? #1: Starting with the Old Testament
What’s the Point of Lent? #2: Jesus and the Early Church
What’s the Point of Lent? #3: Orthodox Practices
I had a couple more posts in mind for this series, but they’ll keep for next year now.
A Generous Lent (2013)
Last year I followed Stewardship UK’s 40 Acts of Generosity pattern and blogged through it. If you want more to read, you can catch up on those here:
A Generous Lent (introduction)
A Generous Lent, Act 1: Build a Generosity Kit
A Generous Lent, Act 6: Be a Mentor
A Generous Lent, Act 13: Share the Bible
Stewardship is running a new version of the 40 Acts pattern this year too, and you can find it here.
Easter and Holy Week
I’ve also written a few posts on Eastery things, here and at Kiwi Families:
- Really the last in the Lent with Kids series, but for Holy Week: 32 ideas for celebrating Easter at home.
- An introduction to Easter, aimed at a general audience, at Kiwi Families.
- My review of Joy Cowley’s The Easter Story, the best Easter book for kids (and adults!) I know.
- A full online Service of the Shadows, including artworks to contemplate, based on the Tenebrae-style service West Baptist does.
- For adults: some Easter theology on the theme of Hope and Solidarity.
- ‘Strange way to test if wood would splinter
Strange way to do performance art
Strange way to say “I’ll see you later”
Strange way to leave behind your heart’
The lyrics of ‘Strange Way’ by Martyn Joseph.
- On the first Maundy Thursday night, Pilate’s wife had a dream about Jesus.
- Easter Sunday: Hope is Regaining its Health.
I have a Lent board on Pinterest that you can follow or browse (even if you’re not a member, I think). You can also follow me on Facebook for daily snippets.
Phew! That’ll do for now, right?
Do let me know in the comments if you’ve got any other resources to share or requests 🙂
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