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About Lenten Blog Tour

Throughout Lent, you’re invited to experience God's promises and Christ’s passion through the lens of a new Bible translation. Follow the Lenten Blog Tour day by day from Ash Wednesday through Easter Sunday and discover 41 Old and New Testament passages in the fresh, new Common English Bible, brought to light with meaningful reflections from 41 thoughtful, inviting voices.

Lent is over…but you can remain in the Word

Thanks for following the Lenten Blog Tour. We hope you were blessed by the reflections of our wonderful bloggers and by reading some familiar passages in a new Bible translation. If you are interested in learning more about the Common … Continue reading

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April 25 Lenten Reflection, Matthew 5:3-12, Rachel Held Evans

“Happy are people who are downcast, because the kingdom of heaven is theirs. “Happy are people who grieve, because they will be made glad. “Happy are people who are humble, because they will inherit the earth. “Happy are people who … Continue reading

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April 23 Lenten Reflection, Matthew 28:1-10, 16-20, Carol Howard Merritt

After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to look at the tomb. Look, there was a great earthquake, for an angel from the Lord came down from heaven. … Continue reading

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April 22 Lenten Reflection, Mark 15:33-39, Jim Martin

From noon until three in the afternoon the whole earth was dark. At three, Jesus cried out with a loud shout, “Eloi, eloi, lama sabachthani,” which means, “My God, my God, why have you left me?” After hearing him, some … Continue reading

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April 21 Lenten Reflection, Luke 23:32-43, Brent White

They also led two other criminals to be executed with Jesus. When they arrived at the place called The Skull , they crucified him, along with the criminals, one on his right and the other on his left. Jesus said, … Continue reading

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April 20 Lenten Reflection, Matthew 26:69-75, Casey Taylor

Meanwhile, Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard. A servant woman came and said to him, “You were also with Jesus the Galilean.” But he denied it in front of all of them, saying, “I don’t know what you are … Continue reading

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April 19 Lenten Reflection, Matthew 26:57-68, Bob Cornwall

Those who arrested Jesus led him to Caiaphas the high priest. The legal experts and the elders had gathered there. Peter followed him from a distance until he came to the high priest’s courtyard. He entered that area and sat … Continue reading

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