In July and early August of 2020 I had the new experience of preaching for five Sundays in a row for the first time in my life. Fire of Pentecost is a playlist of songs that accompanied me in this journey preaching the texts from the Gospel of Matthew. I make most of these playlists in Apple Music first and then copy them over to other services like Spotify and YouTube

The voice and music of Mavis Staples is prominent in this playlist. Her voice is one of the ways I’m getting through this summer; she is a prophet for this time; her words a balm… more healing than soothing, both heat and light. If you are unfamiliar with her story check out this video. 

Happy Listening! Here are the songs on the Fire of Pentecost – Summer 2020 playlist

1- Glory (featuring IndigoYaj) by Detroit Youth Choir
2- Eyes on the Prize by Mavis Staples
3- Let It Rain (featuring The McCrary Sisters & Steve Earle) by Buddy & Julie Miller
4- White Noise by Grace Pettis
5- I’m with Jesus by Tangled Blue
6- Precious Lord, Take My Hand by  Mavis Staples
7- I Just Wanna Shine (acoustic) by Fitz and The Tantrums
8- Happy by Pharrell Williams
9- Everywhere by Prince
10- Don’t Wait by Buddy Miller
11- Build a Bridge by Mavis Staples
12- Through the Storm (featuring Menahan Street Band) by Charles Bradley
13- We’ll Never Turn Back by Mavis Staples
14- I Shall Not Walk Alone by Ben Harper
15- Grace by U2
16- The Work, Pt. 1 by Prince
17- We Go High by Mavis Staples
18- People Get Ready (live) by Glen Hansard
19- Why? (Am I Treated So Bad) by The Staple Singers
20- Gather ‘Round the Stone by Ben Harper
21- Sunday Bloody Sunday (live) by U2
22- Go Tell Somebody by King’s X
23- Respect Yourself (live) by Mavis Staples and Aaron Neville
24- I’ll Take You There by The Staple Singers