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The Hub: Friday, February 16, 2024

Posted February 16, 2024

by Madison Luc

Welcome to our top story findings of the week, on today’s issue of The Hub.

1. BIG QUESTIONS: “What Is Ash Wednesday? 2024 Guide for Christians Celebrating the Start of Lent” by Kelly Givens

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This article from Christianity.com, titled “What Is Ash Wednesday? 2024 Guide for Christians Celebrating the Start of Lent” examines the significance of the traditional Lenten season. “Lent asks believers to set aside a time each year for similar fasting, marking an intentional season of focus on Christ’s life, ministry, sacrifice, and resurrection,” Givens writes. Ash Wednesday symbolizes our mortality and need for repentance and salvation, all values the body of Christ elevates.

2. EDITORIAL: “Hundreds of Millions Encounter Jesus Through Super Bowl Ads” by Eliot Kern

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This article from Eternity News, titled “Hundreds of Millions Encounter Jesus Through Super Bowl Ads,” discusses the impact and controversy of ads from the organization “He Gets Us.” The campaign’s theme for 2024 is loving your neighbor, Christ’s chief commandment to the Church. “Why not marvel that hundreds of millions of Westerners, many of whom are estranged from Jesus and his church, got a glimpse of the character of Jesus?” Kern asks.

3. RESHAPING THE CHURCH: “The theologically trained organizer” by Aaron Stauffer

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This article from The Christian Century, titled “The theologically trained organizer,” highlights how education in theology can shift from rigid teacher-student power dynamics to a community-based approach of learning alongside one another. “For myriad social, political, and economic reasons, congregations and seminaries are realizing that systemic change is necessary.” Stauffer writes.

Although every Hub article is selected to foster discussion about modern church structure, not every idea and opinion expressed in the linked articles may fully align with the views and mission of Koinesúnē Magazine. All the same, we seek to uplift and celebrate the different ministries working around the globe.

Check back next Friday for the next Hub article!