Resources for Congregations

Lenten Devotions

Often during Lent, Christians take up a spiritual practice to honor the 40-day period in between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday. One spiritual practice is engaging with a daily sacred reading called a “devotion.” Students, faculty, staff, Convocators and Regents have written devotions to share with our community on the theme of “Love God, Love on Another.”

 A striking verse in the Book of Leviticus is the command “Love your neighbor as yourself” (Lev. 19:18). This imperative is so sweeping that both Jesus and the Rabbinical scholars regard it as one of the two “great” commandments, the other being “Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one” (Mark 12:29-31; cf. Deut. 6:4).  “Love God. Love One Another. Love” is anchored in these two passages. As you can imagine the action word that ties the theme together is ‘love’. This kind of loving is demonstrated as a response to the love God has for us - as an action of deep care for our neighbor - and is captured by a single ‘action plan’ to live day by day from the lens of love.      

 These devotions can be found: It is our hope that these devotions might be a tool for spiritual reflection.

Sacred Digital Connections

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Using Digital Media as a Tool for Ministry - created by Desta Goehner

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Desta would be happy to come to your congregation, conference meeting or provide a presentation at a synod assembly.  To request contact Desta at or 805-493-3152.

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