The image of God at Pentecost is multilingual, multicultural and multiethnic, not for a politically correct agenda, but because the gospel demands it. The gospel is polyphonic, the dean of Duke Chapel says in this Pentecost sermon.
Great reading offers the chance to sit alongside interesting people and listen in as they read aloud. This is what Philip discovered in his encounter with the Ethiopian eunuch, says the executive director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches in this sermon.
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.
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.
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.