Our fears and impatience in the season of COVID-19 are similar to the disciples’ experience following the resurrection, writes the director of the Thriving in Ministry Coordination Program at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
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Like the storm-cellar vigils of his childhood in West Texas, Pentecost is wild and unpredictable, always hard and most always scary, a pastor says. We don’t know what might happen, but we know we’ll be changed.
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.
Pentecost is God using God’s people to be a catalyst for transformation and to reach those who have been overlooked or considered beyond the bounds of ministry, writes an AME minister.
A pastor finds that the Holy Spirit descends upon her -- on the back of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
Pentecostals generally do not observe Pentecost Sunday. One might assume this is because they do not follow the church calendar. Another theory: Every Sunday is Pentecost Sunday.