What is Pentecost? Why Does It Matter?

Today is Pentecost Sunday, a day of celebration for Christians around the world. In the last three days I have been blogging on the meaning and spiritual significance of Pentecost. I have gathered these three posts into a series which I have called: What is Pentecost? Why Does It Matter? In this series I discuss [Read More...]

What is Pentecost? Why Does It Matter? What is the Spiritual Significance of Pentecost?

“Pentecost” by Giotto di Bondone, 1320-25, National Gallery, London.

Part 3 of series: What is Pentecost? Why Does It Matter? My last post in this series began to answer the question: So, then, what difference does it make for us today that the first Christians were filled with the Holy Spirit almost two millennia ago on the Jewish festival of Pentecost? I suggested two [Read More...]

Pentecost FAQ, Part 2: What is the Spiritual Significance of Pentecost?

A stained glass window from the Meaux Cathedral in Meaux, France. Public domain.

Part 2 of series: What is Pentecost? Why Does It Matter? In yesterday’s post I gave a brief overview of some basic facts about Pentecost: What is Pentecost? What does the word “Pentecost” mean? What actually happened on the day of Pentecost? Should we believe that all of this actually happened? How is Pentecost related [Read More...]

Pentecost FAQ: What is the Christian Celebration of Pentecost All About?

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Part 1 of series: What is Pentecost? Why Does It Matter? This coming Sunday, Christians across the world will celebrate Pentecost. In fact, not all Christians recognize this holiday (holy day). But it is generally honored in liturgical churches (Roman Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, Eastern Orthodox, etc.), in Pentecostal and Charismatic churches, and in many other [Read More...]


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