#40acts challenge leads to over 2.9million acts of kindness over Lent

Stewardship’s Lent challenge, 40acts, which launched on Ash Wednesday, has led to a wave of over 2.9million acts of generosity over 40 days. The challenge, which comes to an end this Saturday, asks people to do one simple generous act each day over Lent. This year it had 75,000 people taking part, making this year’s challenge the biggest in its five year history. Over the last 40 days participants have cleaned graffiti off local buildings, Continue Reading →

Lent is Coming

So, it’s time for Lent. For once, I haven’t been on top of exactly when it’s coming, as after four years of doing #bigread, we’ve taken a break this year (it’s a huge amount of work, you know) – materials remain available online. Anyway, Lent starts Wednesday, with Easter Day 5th April (I’ll be at Spring Harvest, come join!) So, what will I be engaging with for Lent? I’m already engaged in a discussion group on Continue Reading →

For Lent, join @40Acts?

Last week, I went to a party celebrating that this year will be the 5th year of @40Acts, which has grown from a handful of people to, last year, 45,000 people joining in – with hopes of even more this year. A simple act of generosity every day – check out @40Acts. drbexl Life Explorer, HE/learning, Christian, cultural history, WW2 posters: Keep Calm & Carry On, digital world, coach, ENFP, @digitalfprint, @ww2poster http://drbexl.co.uk Like it? Continue Reading →

#BigRead13 – Further Reflections

So, looking around on Lent stuff that’s appearing all over the web – I still want to find ways to bring it all together … the web allows us both to be super-niche (which seems to be current model) or really make an impact by getting all together… #NotBusy So – I sat still for 10 minutes … I had set the timer on my phone … and had to resist the desire to check Continue Reading →

What’s up with Lent?

Last year was the first year that I really “did” anything for Lent, when I organised The Big Read 2011. I had watched (particularly non-Christian) friends giving things up, but not participating… Lent is the time when we are preparing for Easter, which some have described as ‘New Year for Christians’ – when we remember the 40 days of preparation that Jesus spent in the desert: Taken up for 2012? This year, I am again Continue Reading →

Forethought for Tuesday in Holy Week #EasterLive

Thought 1: What to talk about today? So, it’s Tuesday, what does that mean? Not knowing the Easter timeline all that well, I was very pleased to spot this Holy Week Timeline via someone’s Twitter account, and blogged about it earlier today on BigBible. According to the timeline above, we’re onto the withered fig tree, but EasterLive gives us a clear outline for the stories that we are looking at. Thought 2: Tom Wright: The Continue Reading →