Shuck and Jive

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Pentecost, Pluralism, or Mom?

May 11th is Pentecost Sunday. According to the legend of Acts the disciples all gathered in this room and the Holy Spirit landed upon them and they began speaking in all the languages of the known world so everyone could hear the gospel. The church has celebrated this as its "birthday."

Some progressives have taken this Sunday as an opportunity to celebrate the diversity of the world's faith traditions and celebrate Pluralism Sunday
on Pentecost.
On Pentecost Sunday, May 11, 2008, churches around the world will dedicate their worship to a celebration of our interfaith world. Progressive Christians thank God for religious diversity! We don’t claim that our religion is superior to all others. We can grow closer to God and deeper in compassion—and we can understand our own traditions better—through a greater awareness of the world’s religions.
Last year we had a Pentecost/Pluralism Sunday. It was well-received. Here is my sermon from last year.

This year adds a wrinkle. May 11th is also Mother's Day. I am thinking of how to tie the three together. Here are some sermon title ideas:

  • Pluralistic Pentecostal Mothers
  • Tongue-Speaking Inter-Faith Mom
  • Mama Was a Pluralist
  • Mommy Dearest: The Tale of the Mother Goddess Who is Really Ticked Off that Her Children Don't Get Along
  • Throw (That Apostate Pluralistic) Momma From the Train
Found this video on NT Wrong. Pluralism keeps one busy...

1 comment:

  1. I hear you with the Mothers Day/Pentecost questions, but I'd say it might be a Sunday to thrown in the towel and just pick one.

    Pentecost is too good to mess it up with Mother's Day. Not that I don't love my Mom, I'm just saying.

    A Wee Blether