Author Archives: Supreme Executive Committee

Monday Madness — Game On Edition

This week’s Monday Madness focuses on the big news: after nail-biter, down-to-the-wire drama, the Supreme Executive Committee has announced that Lent will proceed, since the Lent Madness Facebook page achieved its goal of 20,000 likes, just in time for Ash Thursday. As you know, the threat of a Lent shutdown had been made, throwing the […]

Lent is Saved!

The Supreme Executive Committee of Lent Madness is pleased to announce that Lent 2018 will go on as previously scheduled. For the first time since Jesus himself entered the wilderness, this was not a foregone conclusion. If Lent Madness did not receive the required 20,000 likes on its Facebook page, a Lent shutdown would have […]

We Love Lent!

Everybody knows we love Lent here at Lent Madness headquarters. What’s not to love about a season specifically set aside to grow your faith and get closer to Jesus? This year, however, the Lenten love feels a bit more…passionate. We’re not sure exactly why, but it may have to do with Ash Wednesday falling on […]

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, […]

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. […]

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 […]

Free Lent Madness News Release

Is your parish doing Lent Madness this year? Would you like to share this news with the wider community and gain some publicity for your church? We can help. What you’ll find below is a news release you are welcome to modify for use in your own context. Want to throw in a quote from […]

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 […]

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 […]

Monday Madness — February 5, 2018

Here at Lent Madness we’re not unduly bound by tradition. Or at least not as much as certain stuffier circles of the church. Oh, who are we kidding? We hate change. Nonetheless, we are introducing something radical as this week’s episode of Monday Madness brings all-new theme music and opening title design!¬†Watch and behold. Today […]