Scripture texts: Genesis 11: 1-9, Acts 2: 1-13
The Rev. Dr. Damayanthi Niles preached on two Scripture texts: The Tower of Babel and the Day of Pentecost, when many people began “speaking in tongues” but understanding each other.
Dr. Niles explores why the authoritarian or imperial version of “peace” carries with it a cost much like that portrayed in the story of Babel. Are we as Christians supposed to always understand people who are different than us? Do we let people speak their native tongue, or do we force them to speak “American?”