Pentecost, with tongues of fire descending upon the apostles, detail of choirstall woodcarving in Cathédrale d'Amiens, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, Tenn. Original source: Collection of Anne Richardson Womack.
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The Sermon Brainwave and Narrative Lectionary podcasts for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday are now posted. Blessings as you prepare to preach through Holy Week.
Day of Pentecost
John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 Commentary
by Ginger Barfield
The temptation when preaching Pentecost is to make the sermon a witness to something that happened.
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Acts 2:1-21 Commentary
by Frank L. Crouch
One challenge of preaching on major festival days such as Christmas, Easter, or Pentecost lies in their familiarity.
Psalm 104:24-34, 35b Commentary
by J. Clinton McCann
Ecological activist and author Bill McKibben suggests that “environmental devastation stands as the single great crisis of our time, surpassing and encompassing all others."1
Romans 8:22-27 Commentary
by Arland J. Hultgren
The reason that this passage appears in the lectionary at this point is obvious.
by Karoline Lewis
May 24, 2015
Dear Working Preachers! How many of you were at the Festival of Homiletics this past week? If you were not able to attend, I hope to see you next year in Atlanta! If you were ...
SB419 - Day of Pentecost
Discussion on texts for Day of Pentecost (May 24, 2015): (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. This podcast was recorded at the 2015 Festival of Homiletics in Denver, Colo.