One of the most harrowing moments of my young life as a theologian in formation was when I found myself at an academic gathering listening to a seemingly innocuous academic exchange. The space was filled […]
What, if anything, does the great feast of Pentecost say to the Church today?
If you have been following Daily Theology these past few weeks, you have seen that several members of our DT community have had the rare opportunity to share some time together. During the week of […]
Herein lies the power of Pentecost and God’s gift of the Spirit. Upon the reception of the Holy Spirit, the followers of Christ are liberated from their fears. They are no longer passive or afraid to confront the institutions of power. Instead, they go out to the peripheries, to proclaim God’s Kingdom and initiate new relationships of reconciliation and communion. We are called, like the apostles and Blessed Oscar Romero, to organize for the Kingdom.
For me, “speaking in tongues” has always been the most fascinating part of the Pentecost story in Acts 2. In “possessing” the Apostles and speaking through them, the Holy Spirit becomes extraordinarily visible. Even this […]
Karl Rahner once wrote, “Christians, for all their orthodox profession of faith in the Trinity, are almost just ‘monotheist’ in their actual religious experience. One might almost dare to affirm that if the doctrine of […]
Pentecost always reminds me of the transformative power of words and names. The disciples in Acts were imbued with the charism to speak in words that even foreigners could understand. To push this further, I […]
In the last 75 years, the worldwide Christian Church has seen two movements that have unquestionably transformed the contemporary Christian Church. The first one, the Pentecostal Movement, began in the United States in the first part […]
“This Jesus whom you saw ascending into heaven will return as you saw him go, alleluia” Depending on which diocese you live in, either today (Thursday) or this coming Sunday is the Feast of the […]
After Easter, Pentecost is my favorite Christian feast day. Often called the “birthday of the church,” the experience of Pentecost has a lot to say about the way we live as Christians and the way […]