Each year I like to post a new list of resources for special days in the lectionary. Today’s list is an updated resource list for Pentecost.
This is the day when we celebrate:.
- The coming of the Holy Spirit and the infilling of Jesus’ disciples with the power to go out and change the world
- The great multi cultural gathering that we catch a glimpse of as we watch the spirit fall and suddenly everyone is able to understand each other – not all speaking the same language but able to understand each other in their own languages. Acts 2:11.
- Pentecost is traditionally the time that many churches pray for the peace of our world in which at times there seems to be so little cross cultural understanding.
Last year’s resources focused on visual resources and Christian art that give us images of Jesus from different cultural perspectives.
This year’s list provides some of the best sites I have found from around the world with resources for Pentecost. I would love to expand this list so if you know of other resources that you think should be added and help us to think creatively about this important celebration please let me know.
From Australia & New Zealand
From South Africa
Sacredise.com always produces wonderful resources
Jonny Baker always provides great resources in his worship tricks. You check out the general list for pentecost here.
I particularly like this link to a great Pentecost meditation by Mark Berry.
Another good list is Resources from the Calvin Institute
And for a short meditation I enjoyed this video by Franklyn Shaefer
A beautiful Pentecost poem from Outside the Box