By: Dalet Valles
Published by: Biola News – Pressroom
LA MIRADA, CALIF. — Biola University’s Center for Christianity, Culture, and the Arts is hosting its 2022 Lent Project, a free online daily devotional incorporating art, poetry and music. Centered on the book of Psalms this year, a new devotional is released daily starting on Ash Wednesday, March 2 through Holy Saturday, April 23.
Biola has developed an eight-week, 53-day, devotional project with a focus on the book of Psalms, designed to help readers reflect on the life, death and resurrection of Christ. Each day’s entry is accompanied by a piece of art, poem and music.
“Throughout his public ministry, while he taught his disciples, Christ continually quoted from the Psalms. Jesus frequently employed the Psalter in his ongoing communication with the Father. Christ, through the power of the Holy Spirit, enables all Christians to engage these same profound words in both corporate and private prayer for every situation of life,” writes Barry Krammes, Biola University professor emeritus of art and the project’s Lent Scripture Curator.
Lent serves as a time where believers can examine and reflect on their faith and heart. With much historical meaning behind it, Christians from all around the world will take part in meditating on the sacrifices made by Jesus. Biola aims to take part in leading the Christian community in the rich moments that Lent has to offer.
“The season of Lent encourages us to pause from our distractions and busyness and attend to the truth of our situation,” wrote Joe Henderson, professor for Torrey Honors College, in the project’s introduction.
This project will focus on the truth of the situation by taking emphasis on the words that are read, heard and said. The Psalms were used throughout history and will be used during this season to help the reader find their own voice and that of Christ.
“We all join our voices with the voice of Jesus in prayer to our Father,” wrote Henderson.
During this season of Lent, Biola will aim to push believers to connect their voice with Jesus’ voice in prayer to God. Lessons of wisdom, penance, mercy, salvation, passion and resurrection will be shown throughout the project.
“It’s our prayer that this Lenten journey will help us use our words to speak about and from this truth as we pray the psalms with each other and with Christ,” wrote Henderson.
Participants can subscribe to CCCA’s daily devotionals by email or visit the website for the newest devotional.
Biola University is a leading Christ-centered university in Southern California that offers a premier, nationally ranked education and has been named one of the nation’s “up and coming” universities by U.S. News & World Report four times in five years. Founded in 1908, Biola is committed to the mission of biblically centered education, scholarship and service — equipping men and women in mind and character to impact the world for the Lord Jesus Christ. With more than 6,300 students at its Los Angeles-area campus and around the world, the university offers more than 150 academic programs through its nine schools, ranging from the B.A. to the Ph.D. For more information, visit www.biola.edu.