Pentecost Resources

Paper Doves Take Flight

I initially created these paper birds for an Easter processional to accompany the theme "Sing a New Song," but they are equally appropriate for...

Pentecost Multilingual Choral Reading of Acts 2 Script

Something we look forward to every year as a congregation is the staging of a multilingual choral reading of the coming of the Holy...

Running Toward the World

Pentecost during a pandemic feels different and we need God's presence more than ever. Fortunately, the only things necessary for the church are the...

Pentecost Multilingual Choral Reading of Acts 2

When Todd was in seminary he did a pastoral internship at Northside Drive Baptist Church in Atlanta. As part of their Pentecost Sunday celebration,...

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    Reverend Roboto

    “Write a sermon on this week’s lectionary text.” “Write a Country and Western song about Job.” “Write a prayer for Reddit.” “Write a Bible song about ducks.” “Add a prayer to go with...

    Pat Robertson’s Gong Show

    I grew up in the shadow of the Christian Broadcasting Network. I even met Pat Robertson a few times. In high school, I acted in...

    Pill Tok and a Pimp Tax

    Inspired by influencers on TikTok, young women are abandoning hormonal birth control and seeking alternative methods of contraception. But not everyone behind the push to...

    Solidarity

    From the successful unionization of Starbucks baristas in Buffalo to striking actors and writers in Hollywood, support for labor unions is on the rise in...

    Sermon Remix

    Abide These Three: Hope

    Text: Lamentations 3:1-6, 14-24 (Todd is reading in this recording from the TANAK) and Revelation 21:1-7 The second sermon in the sermon series “Abide These...

    Love Part 2: Justice and Mercy

    On May 25, the world watched in horror as video footage of George Floyd’s death circulated online. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pressed his...

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    Book Reviews

    A Review and a Reckoning Part 1

    After listening to Clint Smith speak in an interview about his book How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery...

    A Review and a Reckoning Part 2

    While planning my daughters’ homeschool history lessons I stumbled across Wheatlands Plantation about an hour away from where we’ve been living in Tennessee. Not...

    Daughters of Rizpah: Working Through Trauma

    Buttry, Sharon A. and Daniel L. Buttry. Daughters of Rizpah: Nonviolence and the Transformation of Trauma. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2020. Sharon and Dan Buttry...

    World of Meaning

    This month marks the 40th anniversary of the death of Howard Thurman (April 10), an early twentieth century African-American theologian, poet, pastor, and activist...

    Books for Reckoning with White Supremacy in the American Church

    The Cross and the Lynching Tree, James H. Cone (2011) The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism, Jemar Tisby...

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