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The Feast of Weeks, Pentecost

“We believe the Holy Spirit teaches us, counsels us when we stray, comforts us when we are in sorrow, and revealing the Holy One to us when we are overcome with faith or beauty.”

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What DO We Know?

Amid the tongues of dancing illumination, things got clear. Christ’s followers suddenly knew what they were trying to say, and they said it. They were so full of the telling that they seemed drunk. They spoke right to the hearts of their listeners.

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Speaking to the Soul: Broken Open by the Spirit

Across the street from us in the first house I grew up in, one of our neighbors was a retired teacher who was a rock hound. His cellar was filled with all kinds of strange things: rose rocks and hourglass crystals that were native to our state, and other rocks he had found on trips: fossils of fantastic sea creatures from the great inland sea that once covered the Plains, amber that glinted like the truculent eye of the tabby […]

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Speaking to the Soul: Alive in the Spirit

The frightened fugitives in the upper room were transformed into powerhouses of evangelical grace .Inarticulate fishermen became spellbinding preachers. Marginally literate country folk became towering evangelists. Fair weather disciples became fearless martyrs for the faith.

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Pentecost and pair o’ cleats

The first time I heard the word “paraclete” used in a sermon, I thought the preacher was saying “pair o’ cleats.” I kept thinking, “Why’s Jesus talking about cleats? Baseball and football hadn’t been invented yet!”

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