What Kierkegaard taught me about reviving the spirit of the season. Does giving up espresso bring me closer to God? This thought burned through my mind as I sat and listened to the boys’ choir sing Psalm 37 during Evensong at Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford, England, a few years ago. With Ash Wednesday a mere two days prior, it seemed like everyone was giving up lattes and social media and the internet and announcing it to the world. One friend defended fasting from these activities because of how they intrude on our daily lives. I agreed. I, too, could…

Kayla Anderson discusses how fasting is not a regular practice for her. She also reveals how different biblical accounts have challenged her to make it one.