This Weekend, We Celebrate Pentecost

This Weekend, We Celebrate Pentecost

In ancient Israel, there were three annual festivals that Jewish males were required to attend: the Feast of Passover, the Feast of Weeks, and the Feast of Tabernacles (Exod 23:14-17; Deut 16:16). The Feast of Weeks (also referred to as the Festival of Harvest) was...
Understanding The Day of Ascension

Understanding The Day of Ascension

“He presented himself alive to them after his suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God.” Acts 1:3 For many of us, Easter ended a long time ago. Forty days ago, to be exact. It’s a distant memory, and now our...
What is Lent?

What is Lent?

Two of the most precious days in the year for Christians are Christmas and Easter. And both days are preceded by an extended season meant to prepare us for them. For Christmas, the season of preparation is Advent, a season in which our anticipation builds for the...