Pentecost is coming up on Sunday, May 27th. To help prepare, Ched held a 90 min. webinar on May 15th about some of the themes evoked by this Feast Day. First we looked at Genesis 11 and the Tower of Babel, which is often portrayed as the antithesis of Pentecost, whereas in fact the story portrays divine "centrifugality" as the antidote to imperial "centripetality." Then we learned about the roots of Pentecost in Shavuot, a Sabbath Economics feast of redistribution. Finally we saw how that vision is translated in Acts 2 into a theology of multiculturalism.
We used a new platform, Adobe Connect, for the first time, and had enthusiastic reviews from the more than 25 participants (including group viewings in Pasadena and Minneapolis). We'll continue to develope and improve this way of doing our educational work.
Above picture: "Pentecost,” El Greco, 1596-1600.