Pentecost Happened

This Sunday, Christians celebrate Pentecost.  As a liturgical moment, it marks the arrival of the Spirit and enlivening of the community of gathered Jesus-as-Christ-believers, described in Acts 2.  As a vocabulary word in my introduction to Christianity course, it means “fiftieth” day since Passover.  This is important because that gathered community, still perhaps reeling from [Read More…]

Honorable Mention: This is What a Lutheran Bishop Looks Like

This picture is of Rev. Ann Svennungsen, Bishop of the Minneapolis Area Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, speaking at a rally at the Minnesota State Fair this summer.  I use it courtesy of Javen Swanson, Faith Organizer at OutFront Minnesota, a cofounder of the Minnesotans United for All Families coalition.  Minnesota Public [Read More…]