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Day of Pentecost
John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 Commentary
by Judith Jones
Compared to Acts’ description of the Spirit descending like tongues of fire at Pentecost, today’s reading from John is sadly lacking in drama.
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Acts 2:1-21 Commentary
by Greg Carey
In telling the story of Pentecost, Luke struggles with a profound tension: How does one honor the Spirit’s radical freedom to move as it wants without giving the impression that Pentecost is chaotic? ...
Psalm 104:24-34, 35b Commentary
by Cameron B.R. Howard
Psalm 104, a hymn of praise to God as creator, is remarkably comprehensive in its survey of earth and space, flora and fauna, topography and geology.1
Romans 8:22-27 Commentary
by J.R. Daniel Kirk
Romans 8 is perhaps the greatest chapter on the Spirit in the entire New Testament.
A True Pentecost
by Karoline Lewis
May 20, 2018
Pentecost Sunday. A rather troubling misnomer, after all. Because even though we know in theory that the Spirit was never meant to be contained to one Sunday alone, I suspect this ...
SB606 - Day of Pentecost
Discussion on texts for Day of Pentecost (May 20, 2018): (Gospel) John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15; (First Reading) Acts 2:1-21; Psalm 104:24-34, 35b; (Second Reading) Romans 8:22-27.