New Course: Introducing Lent with Maggi Dawn

Maggi DawnLent is a holy season of devotion that offers wonderful opportunities for life transformation. Theologian and author Maggi Dawn unpacks the wonder of this season. Click here to learn more about and to take this course.

Lent is the Christian tithe. 40 days which we give back to God by intentionally drawing near to the Lord. The season of Lent is an opportunity for life-change, as we are invited to participate in special rituals and activities centered on Christ’s own preparation for death and resurrection.

Maggi Dawn knows much about this. She is the author of a book on lent called Giving It Up, and has a special place in her heart for the ways in which lent can transform lives and point them back at God.  In this course, Maggi will teach us:

  • Why Commemorate Lent?
  • Origins of Lent
  • Themes of Lent
  • Practicing Lent

This course is an inspiring introduction to this holy season and is appropriate for those who are new or have spent years commemorating Lent. To learn more about this course click here.

Maggi Dawn is Associate Professor of Theology and Literature and Dean of Chapel at Yale Divinity School. She is the author of several books including Giving It Up, a book of daily Bible readings for Lent.
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