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Lectionary Sermon for June 9, 2019, Pentecost Sunday, Year C, on Acts 2: 1-21

Two questions for you about Pentecost. First question… Is the Acts version of the story a factual account? – and the second: Does it set us up for our journey as followers of Christ? Perhaps only one of these questions … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for June 4, 2017, Pentecost Year A on Acts 2: 1 – 21

Born with Fire and Mystery Just when we have almost come to terms with the strange accounts of Easter and its aftermath, and before we can reflect on much of the history of the early Church, we must first come … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for May 19, 2016, Pentecost Sunday, Year C, on Acts 2: 1-21

Two questions for you about Pentecost.  The first question.   Is the story a factual account? – and the second:  Does it set us up for our journey as followers of Christ?   Perhaps only one of these questions matters. If we … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for June 8, 2014, Pentecost Year A on Acts 2: 1 – 21

Born with Fire and Mystery Just when we are coming to terms with the strange accounts of Easter and its aftermath, before we can begin to understand the early Church we must first come face to face with something which … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for May 19, 2013, Pentecost Sunday, Year C, on Acts 2: 1-21

If we were honest, many of us might admit that assuming the version of Pentecost in Acts is intended to be factually accurate, there are some parts of the story line that don’t quite add up. As the drama unfolds … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for May 27 2012 Pentecost Year b on John 15:26-27,16:4b-15 (and Acts 2: 1-21)

When I was still a university student, I first witnessed the phenomenon of speaking in tongues. On that occasion I went as an invited guest to a Pentecostal service in Christchurch. The experience left me with two lasting impressions. First … Continue reading

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