Have you ever noticed how much tension can surround the idea of Lutheran Lenten fasting? “Giving up something” for the season is a popular and oft-touted practice, but is it necessary? And if it isn’t necessary, what’s the point?
These are just a few of the questions the Lutheran Ladies tackle in their honest and wide-ranging conversation (led by “How to Lutheran” segment host Bri) about the whys and wherefores of Lenten fasting. Whether you don’t fast for Lent (but are curious to know why others do) or do fast for Lent (but are curious to know why others abstain), you’ll find food for thought here to challenge and enrich your understanding of Lenten discipline.
Click to learn more about the March issue of The Lutheran Witness (mentioned in the episode), which explores fasting in Lutheran perspective.
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