I have been rethinking Pentecost. It is almost never a bad thing to re-think what we know well. The things we know well, or at least think we know well, never get rethought, which can be too bad.
Perhaps you thought the same way about Pentecost as I did. “Indoor wind, tongues of fire (whatever those are), speaking weirdly, accusations of drunkenness . . . yeah, I’ve got this one.” This isn’t a bad way to think about Pentecost but this year I came up with a slightly different way to think about it.
Rather than think of Pentecost as a singular historical event, which of course it was, what if we think about it as the beginning of an ongoing event? We all probably know Pentecost is the birth of the church as we think of it today. I suggest we think of Pentecost as the starting gun for the “race” that is the church.
Let me know what you think about this slightly different way to think about Pentecost.