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Pentecost

War Zone Fresco

Steven Suskin | Posted 09.30.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

New Yorkers have a rare chance, through August 10, to see a full-cast production of David Edgar's intriguing Pentecost.

Women's Rights, Immigration, Slavery, Martyrdom: Pentecost as Liberation

Christian Piatt | Posted 08.09.2014 | Religion
Christian Piatt

The word "Pentecostal" has implications that, unless you identify already as a Pentecostal Christian, is usually a bit of a turnoff. But if we consider the Pentecost story -- the birth of the Christian Church, as many understand it -- as a story of liberation, it's actually pretty exciting.

How to Be a Pentecost Church: Five Pointers for Congregations

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 08.06.2014 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

When the young families arrive with their kids, let them teach you about what will keep their kids engaged.

Strutting With the Spirit: A Proposal for Pentecost

Jack Levison | Posted 08.06.2014 | Religion
Jack Levison

However we preach, whatever we teach, whenever we speak, we should be prepared. How? Through a life of study, the practice of learning, even the discipline of memorizing.

Pentecost 2014: History, Facts And Traditions

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.04.2014 | Religion

Pentecost marks the end of the 50-day Easter season for Christians and falls this year on Sunday, June 8. History The second chapter of the Book o...

And Then He Was Gone (A Story Before Pentecost)

Mark Osler | Posted 07.30.2014 | Religion
Mark Osler

Christianity is at its best when it offers a way to see and understand the most profound human conditions: joy, love, fellowship, reconciliation. This week before Pentecost offers a view of a nearly universal heartache -- the pain of being left.

Preparing for Sinai: Uniting Earth and Heaven, Words and Wheat

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 07.16.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

From the evening of Tuesday June 3 through the evening of June 5, Jews will be celebrating the festival of Shavuot, which in most of Jewish life today is focused on the revelation and acceptance of Torah at Mount Sinai.

Pentecost: the Salvific Mission of the Church Begins

Evagelos Sotiropoulos | Posted 08.24.2013 | Religion
Evagelos Sotiropoulos

Celebrated on the Seventh Sunday (50 days) after Pascha and 10 days after the Ascension of the Lord, Pentecost -- also referred to as Trinity Sunday -- marks the descent of the Holy Spirit on about 120 disciples.

A Dove on a Zipline

Rick Steves | Posted 08.12.2013 | Travel
Rick Steves

I was doing my best to stay in my hotel room and finish some writing. But there was a Pentecost festival going on outside, and the energy was building...

Open Letter to Seema Jilani: A Small Step Toward Taking Responsibility For White Privilege

Kelly Figueroa-Ray | Posted 07.30.2013 | Religion
Kelly Figueroa-Ray

In a film class this past semester, 60 undergraduate students, most of whom had never heard of white privilege, were confronted with its realities -- realities that are evident in the tropes, themes, characters and concerns of blockbuster movies.

Christian Salvation As Pentecost

Morgan Guyton | Posted 07.19.2013 | Religion
Morgan Guyton

In the prophecy from Joel that Peter quotes on the day of Pentecost in Acts 2, God makes an incredible promise: "I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh." What if this statement is taken as the centerpiece of God's salvation of humanity and the world?

LOOK: Artistic Depictions Of The Pentecost

The Huffington Post | Jahnabi Barooah | Posted 05.19.2013 | Religion

Click through the slideshow to see artistic depictions of the Pentecost Pentecost, the Greek word for 'Shavout' is an ancient feast in Israel tha...

After The Jelly Beans Are All Gone Comes Pentecost

Jack Levison | Posted 07.18.2013 | Religion
Jack Levison

It's official: the end of the Easter season. Pretty soon, in fact, the church will settle in for a long summer of what it calls ordinary time. But not yet.

Pope: 'If Banks Fail It is A Tragedy, If People Die Of Hunger It's Nothing'

Reuters | Posted 07.18.2013 | Religion

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY, May 18 (Reuters) - Pope Francis shared personal moments with 200,000 people on Saturday, ...

The Faerie Month of May: Faerie Festivals and May Celebrations

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 06.20.2013 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

Today's Maytime Faerie Festivals, including Spoutwood Farm's May Day Fairie Festival, the Maryland Faerie Festival, and the New York Faerie Festival, are outgrowths of this vibrant May tradition. They feature kings and queens, Maypole dances, flower garlands and beautiful costumes.

What's The Character Of Your Church?

Rachel G. Hackenberg | Posted 06.11.2013 | Religion
Rachel G. Hackenberg

I am increasingly convinced that there are three kinds of churches and that these three church types exist across denominations and worship styles, from small churches to megachurches, in rural and urban settings alike.

Pentecost For The Rest Of Us

Jack Levison | Posted 07.26.2012 | Religion
Jack Levison

A violent, rushing wind. Fiery tongues. Foreign languages. The spectacle of apparent drunkenness. Peter's successful debut. These are the accouterments of Pentecost that leave most of us out of this story.

This Year's Oscar Movies Inspire Travels

Doris Gallan | Posted 04.28.2012 | Fifty
Doris Gallan

In years when we can't afford to travel, we can still journey for a couple of hours for the price of a movie ticket. We can go to Paris, England, New York, Los Angeles, Sweden -- anywhere we please and enjoy a story, the scenery, and the music. All this without the cost, hassle and jet lag of a trip.

Pentecost: The Flaming Dove Of Upper Room Roman Catholicism

Michele Somerville | Posted 08.18.2011 | Religion
Michele Somerville

At the mainstream Roman Catholic mass I attended this past Pentecost Sunday, two prayers for loving acceptance of "homosexual" Catholics were incorporated into the Prayers of the Faithful.

Not Just Another Manic Monday: Pentecost And The Reconciliation Of Humanity

Shane Claiborne | Posted 08.13.2011 | Religion
Shane Claiborne

What happened at Pentecost runs much deeper than peaking in a charismatic "tongues-of-fire" prayer language. It was a divine moment of reconciliation among people.

Pentecost: When Christians Dream

Matthew L. Skinner | Posted 08.12.2011 | Religion
Matthew L. Skinner

Christians will look back in time on Pentecost. But they'll also need to be looking at the present, dreaming with their eyes open and daring to consider where God may be found today.

Christ The King: Redefining Glory

Elizabeth E. Evans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Elizabeth E. Evans

This past Sunday, churches in the Roman Catholic, Anglican and Lutheran traditions marked the holy day of Christ the King. Appropriately enough, it marks the end of the long Pentecost season.

Hearing God's Voice: Lessons from Shavuot and Pentecost

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brad Hirschfield

For those who believe in God, and specifically for those who believe in revelation, this is a good time of year to ask what God sounds like. Shavuot (Pentecost) begins Tuesday night, May 18th.

Biblical Social Justice and Glenn Beck

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Glenn Beck says Christians should leave their social justice churches, so I say Christians should leave Beck. Beck attacks the very heart of our Christian faith, and Christians should no longer watch his show.