Pentecost Praise

How good and generous you are, O Holy Potter, to create us and equip us with diversity! How wise and provocative you are, O Blessed Other, to call us out when we would withdraw into! How lavish and surprising you are, O Divine Vessel, to pour spirit over us and and...

Pentecost Sunday

Ah LORD God: how is it that you give all good gifts? With an open hand and a spirit of grace you give, and in gratitude we receive you. Dear Sweet Spirit: how is it that we each hear you whispering our names? With an uninhibited holiness and a prophetic heart you...

Ferocious: A Pentecost Prayer

How great you are, O God our God, and how foolish are we to call you ours! Your power cannot be measured, your holiness cannot be contained. Without you, we are entirely hopeless … with you, we are completely unsettled. How to choose: between your Consuming Fire...

Awaiting the Return of Pentecost

At long last, O Mighty God, will you mercifully set on fire all that is yours, reducing to ash & coals the injustices, the impurities, while emboldening to brilliance truth-telling tongues & fiercely-loving lives? At long last, O Raging God, will you set...

Monday Muse: On Birthdays and Pentecost

First, a confession: I’m not a big fan of my birthday. Actually that’s not quite accurate. I like my birthday just fine, but as an inherently private person I’m not a big fan of others’ expectations of how I should spend my birthday,...

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