Pentecost and Globalism

Last Sunday, Christians celebrated Pentecost. This highlight of the church calendar derives from the the second chapter of the book of Acts. Here is told how the Holy Spirit is poured out into the life of humanity. Jesus had promised His disciples that He would do this, and said it would happen upon His ascension…Continue Reading “Pentecost and Globalism”

‘Tis the season to be jolly? For many, the answer is “What? Are you kidding?” Christmas conjures up images of desperation shopping, crowds, hurriedness, nerves (did I get everyone something? Was it appropriate?). Not to mention the thought of receiving presents for which a polite response requires an effort of superhuman self-control. This obsessive-compulsive gift-giving……Continue Reading “A Christmas Meditation”