A New Season of Lent

This week begins the season of Lent. Lent is a period of 40 days (excluding Sundays) leading up to Easter where we, as Christ followers, fast/sacrifice in some way to experience wilderness as Christ experienced wilderness. Most years, I consider something to sacrifice for the 40 days (food, coffee, tv, etc.) and spend more intentional […]

The Heart Work of Easter

This week’s pulse comes from Becky Luoh, Convergence Women’s Ministry Leader and Greek IV Director at Cal: As this season of Lent is drawing to a close, I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. The past six weeks have, at times, both dragged on and raced forward. This week before […]

Palm Sunday, April 17th, 2011

Hey Convergence Family, This Sunday marks Palm Sunday!  This is the the time when Jesus begins his descent into Jerusalem.  As He rides in on a donkey, people begin to spontaneously break out in worship and praise.  They were shouting “Hosanna in the highest! Blessed is He who comes in the name our Lord!”  Then […]

Service of Tenebrae, Good Friday, April 22nd @ 7pm

The Service of Tenebrae (or “Shadows”) dates back to eighth-century Rome.   It grew out of a combination of night and early morning prayer, focusing on the commemoration of the passion of Jesus. The most significant aspect of this service is the gradual extinguishing of the lights and candles, symbolizing the flight of the apostles […]