lenten devotional begins:

Ash Wednesday - February 14, 2024

starts the lenten season

Service times are noon & 5:30 pm

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the lent project 2024 - fEBRUARY 13 - APRIL 6

Join Us for the Annual 2024 CCCA Online Lent Project

Biola's Center for Christianity, Culture, and the Arts offers a FREE online Lent Project designed to aid you in pausing each day to reflect on the meaning of the Lenten season. The sacrificial season of Lent is a time for us to purposefully go deeper with Christ through reflection, action, and renewal. It’s a time to realign our spirits and strengthen our dependence upon God. It’s a period of genuine repentance, of concentrated reconciliation with others, of fasting from all that distracts us, and re-committing our lives to Christ in love and service. 


The 2024 Lent Project starts on the day before Ash Wednesday, February 13th and runs through Bright Week, Saturday, April 6th. Each day of the Lent Project features a Scripture passage, a devotional written by a member of the Biola community, a work of fine art, a poem, and a piece of music. This Lenten season we will be focusing on the Apostle Paul and his writings which have had a major influence on the development of Christian theology and the worldwide Church. 


To subscribe and have each day of the 2024 CCCA Lent Project delivered directly to your email in-box, click here. (This link will not be active until February 13, 2024)





Concerning the Service

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent: a time of

penitence, fasting and prayer, in preparation for the great Feast of the Resurrection.

The season of Lent began in the early days of the Church as a time of preparation for those seeking to be baptized at the Easter Vigil. The forty days refer to our Lord’s time of fasting in the wilderness; and since Sundays are never fast days, Ash Wednesday is the beginning of the Lenten Fast.

Throughout the Old Testament, ashes are used as a sign of sorrow and repentance, and Christians have traditionally used ashes to indicate sorrow for our own sin, and as a reminder that the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23). Like Adam and Eve, we have disobeyed and rebelled against God, and are under the same judgment, “you are dust, and to dust you shall return” (Genesis 3:19b).

But as we are marked with ashes in the same manner that we were signed with the cross in Baptism, we are also reminded of the life we share in Jesus Christ, the second Adam (Romans 5:17, 6:4). It is in this sure hope that we begin the journey of these forty days, that by hearing and answering our Savior’s call to repent, we may enter fully into the joyful celebration of his resurrection.