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Jason Byassee: What is Pentecost?

Pentecost says this: We are called to be the church Jesus dreams about -- one that is on fire, that speaks in other tongues, one that is a hurricane, says a pastor.

Samuel Wells: Seeing the glory

During the Last Supper, Jesus tells his disciples to believe in him, do what he does, and he adds an astonishing third element -- do greater things than him. The former dean of Duke University Chapel wonders what this could possibly mean.

Reimagining power

The story of Pentecost is the story of ordinary people receiving power. And one primary essence of the Spirit’s power is the power to reimagine, says Laura Truax.

Learning to believe

For many of us, there is a huge gap between the Easter proclamation of joy and the felt reality of guilt, chaos and hopelessness. But practicing the forgiveness of sins is practicing resurrection; that is how we may come to believe that in the crucified and risen Lord, everything has changed, says Ellen F. Davis.

Telling the story by heart

Even with 237 channels, cable TV may not have any stories worth hearing, but we do, says John Wimmer. Just open your mouth and tell it.