In a provocative essay at Christianity Today, Mark Galli explains why he is giving up self-discipline for Lent. But once the reader realizes Mark is critiquing the oxymoronic idea of self-discipline (emphasis on the self), the essay becomes less subversive than originally supposed.
Lisa Velthouse explores themes of marriage, war, and Lent during her husband’s military deployment. Just as her marriage requires special discipline to maintain its vitality during separation, so does her relationship to God require spiritual discipline.
The blog Catholicity and Covenant dissects the theology of the Reformation-era Homily of Justification.