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  1. Celebrity Blogger Week: David Sibley

    Celebrity Blogger Week concludes with wizened and wily Lent Madness veteran, David Sibley. David shepherded the beloved and prolific hymn writer Charles Wesley to the Golden Halo in 2014. Between that and his Chicago Cubs finally winning the World Series, we really don’t see why David doesn’t just retire from life, his goals achieved. Nonetheless, […]

  2. Celebrity Blogger Week: David Hansen

    It’s not true that David Hansen was named a Celebrity Blogger because we are enamored with the fact that his church’s official name includes an exclamation point (Spirit of Joy! Lutheran Church). Nor is it true that we are considering changing the name of our little online devotion to Lent Madness! or even Lent! Madness. […]

  3. Celebrity Blogger Week: Amber Belldene

    As a romance writer and Episcopal priest, we really should just have Amber Belldene write the definitive Ash Wednesday/Valentine’s Day mash-up sermon and then preach it as our own next week. That would be plagiarism, however, and plagiarism is bad. So we won’t. But who wouldn’t want to be a vampire on the wall when […]

  4. Celebrity Blogger Week: Emily McFarlan Miller

    When you’re a well-known religion reporter you get nagged to write about Lent Madness on a yearly basis. It’s just one of the hazards of the job. Emily McFarlan Miller is a first-time Celebrity Blogger and religion reporter who finally succumbed to the age-old maxim, “If you can’t get them to stop nagging you, join […]

  5. Celebrity Blogger Week: Megan Castellan

    Another day, another Lent Madness veteran. Megan Castellan has been a Celebrity Blogger for a long time. So long that she helped Brigid of Kildare become the first ever Silver Halo Winner (the Supreme Executive Committee occasionally awards the second place finisher with official laurels — based on their whim). But enough about the space […]

  6. Celebrity Blogger Week: Laurie Brock

    Laurie Brock, an Alabama football fan still basking in the warm glow of yet another National Championship, has been a Celebrity Blogger for so long that we’ve lost count of when she started. We do recall that she shepherded Francis of Assisi to the Golden Halo in 2015. More importantly, she is the owner of […]

  7. Celebrity Blogger Week: Carol Howard Merritt

    Carol Howard Merritt is a first-time Celebrity Blogger AND our first ever Presbyterian contributor! Yes, it’s a slippery slope and the next thing you know, John Calvin will end up in the bracket. But we’re delighted Carol is aboard and we know you’ll enjoy getting to know her.¬†With over 10,000 followers on Twitter she also […]

  8. Celebrity Blogger Week: Maria Virginia Ross

    Wow. All this saint stuff sure makes us hungry. Fortunately we have a Celebrity Chef on staff to assist with all your culinary needs. Maria Virginia Ross typically shares a recipe — and some saintly insights — on the Saturdays of Lent. You can find her posts on our Facebook page (you HAVE liked the […]

  9. Celebrity Blogger Week: Adam Thomas

    Adam Thomas has been with the Lent Madness team ever since he had the misfortune of serving as the assistant priest in Cohasset, Massachusetts. This wouldn’t have been a bad thing — in fact it’s a lovely town — except that Tim was rector of the church in the next town. Suddenly Adam found himself […]

  10. Celebrity Blogger Week: Marcus Halley

    Finally! A newly-minted Celebrity Blogger to introduce. We’re excited to add Marcus Halley to the Lent Madness team this year. Sure, Minnesota is now over-represented (cough…David Creech…cough) but can you really ever have too much tuna fish casserole? In other news, for your pre-Lenten reading pleasure, here’s a rare, behind-the-scenes Q & A with Lent […]