The 40-day Lenten season, when many Christians observe fasting, began in mid-February. A scholar explains how the practice may have emerged around the fifth century.
When it was released 15 years ago, Mel Gibson's 'Passion of the Christ,' was a box-office success. The theme of Jesus has been a successful one that many filmmakers around the globe have cashed in on.
Churches started to use ashes early as the ninth century as a symbol of repentance. In 1091, Pope Urban II ritualized their use to mark the beginning of Lent. Today, churches provide 'ashes to go.'
While temptation can be an invitation to sin, experiencing temptation can also make us consider more deeply: What is it that tempts us and why?
There is a long history of the use of glitter to express moral outrage and show resistance. What is the power of glitter?
Digital fasting during Lent has become popular. Technology, in fact, can be good for religion.
Lent is inextricably linked to Jesus's 40 days in the wilderness, right? In fact, it's not that simple.