Here’s something that I hope will be a treat for you.
In just a few days, Jews will celebrate the holiday of Shavuot, and Christians will celebrate Pentecost.
Mark Charbonneau and I have devoted our podcast this week on A Shared Word to a discussion of these special, holy days.
What are they? Why are they so important? How are they distinctive, and, yet, what do they share that could bring people of both traditions together?
Perhaps, even more important, what great value and meaning do they bring to us in the conduct of our modern-day lives?
Finally, we both believe and discuss our view that it’s unfortunate so many Jews leave off the experience of the sacred in the time after Passover and so many Christians do likewise after Easter. This week offers us all a chance to re-capture and experience the joy and purpose of these remarkable holidays.
If you’re interested in a lively discussion of Shavuot and Pentecost from a Jewish, a Christian, and a shared perspective, download and enjoy our 20-minute dialogue on your laptop or computer. (If you want to listen on your IPhone, do so by searching for A Shared Word on your Podcast app and clicking on the SPECIAL EPISODE.)
You can get to it by clicking on the link below; then, when you’re on the ITunes Preview Page, by clicking on “View in ITunes” next to the SPECIAL EPISODE; and, lastly, once on A Shared Word, by clicking the number 1 next to SPECIAL EPISODE – Pentecost and Shavuot.
(Don’t be put off by the techno-jargon. Follow the steps. If I can get there, I know you can!)