"Descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost," detail of mosaic by Anna Wyner at Our Lady of Walsingham. Image by Lawrence OP via Flickr licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.
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Day of Pentecost
John 7:37-39 Commentary
by Elisabeth Johnson
This alternative gospel text, John 7:37-39, may seem a strange choice for Pentecost Sunday.
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Acts 2:1-21 Commentary
by Mikeal C. Parsons
Despite the theological attractiveness of seeing Pentecost as the reversal of Babel, there is little from the ancient historical and religious context to suggest that Luke or his audience would have made ...
Psalm 104:24-34, 35b Commentary
by Elizabeth Webb
In Psalm 104, the world that God creates and recreates is not just ordered, but rhythmic, each created thing a note that contributes to the Spirit’s song.
1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 Commentary
by Brian Peterson
What does it look like to be people of Pentecost, to be those claimed by the Spirit?
by David Lose
June 08, 2014
Dear Working Preacher,
Pentecost is the time to dream.
Come to think of it, maybe every season in the church is a time to dream. After all, we worship a God who not only created ...
Sermon Brainwave #358 - Day of Pentecost
Discussion on texts for the Day of Pentecost (June 8, 2014): (Gospel) John 20:19-23 or Alt. Gospel John 7:37-39; (1st Reading) Acts 2:1-21; Psalm 104:24-34, 35b; (2nd Reading) 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13.