Tell Me I’m Not Good Enough: An Ash Wednesday Request
David Paul Deavel, Catholic World Report

Those who come to be marked by ashes are looking for what might be called the “bad news of the Gospel.”

Why Bother with Lent?
Chuck Colson, The Gospel Coalition

Jesus is not a commitment among other commitments, but rather the commitment of our lives.

FEMA’s Ugly Superstorm Sandy Policy: No Churches Allowed
Paul de Vries, Christian Post

It is stunning how policies in a country so blessed by God can turn into programs that severely undermine the good work done in God’s name.

History of Early Christianity Named Best Scholarly Book in Arts and Sciences
Jennifer Schuessler, New York Times

It may be easier for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven than for an 800-page, heavily footnoted scholarly book about early Christianity to enter the best-seller list.