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Dawn Alitz

Director of the Center for Lifelong Learning at Luther Seminary

Anthony Bailey

Lead Minister, Parkdale United Church, Ottawa, Canada

Craig Barnes

President and Professor of Pastoral Ministry at Princeton Theological Seminary

Eric D. Barreto

Weyerhaeuser Associate Professor of New Testament, Princeton Seminary

Walter Brueggemann

Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary

Geraldine Buckley

Storyteller

Mariann Budde

Bishop of Washington and Standing Member of the Executive Committee, Washington National Cathedral

Diana Butler Bass

Author, speaker and independent scholar of American religion and culture

Anna Carter Florence

Peter Marshall Professor of Preaching, Columbia Theological Seminary

TBD - Coming Soon

Samuel Cruz

Associate Professor of Church and Society, Union Theological Seminary

Maria Teresa Dávila

Associate Professor of Christian Ethics, Andover Newton Theological School

Jill Duffield

Editor and Publisher, The Presbyterian Outlook

The Fleshpots of Egypt

Bluegrass Music Group

Yvette Flunder

Founder and Senior Pastor, City of Refuge United Church of Christ, Presiding Bishop, The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries

Ginger Gaines - Cirelli

Senior Pastor, Foundry United Methodist Church

Cynthia Hale

Senior Pastor, Ray of Hope Church

Carolyn Helsel

Assistant Professor of Homiletics, Austin Presebyterian Theological Seminary

Rev. Grace Imathiu

Lead Pastor, Community UMC and International Speaker

Rolf Jacobson

Professor of Old Testament, Luther Seminary

William H. Lamar IV

Senior Pastor, Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church

Rob Lee

Pastor & Author

Jacqui Lewis

Senior Minister, Middle Collegiate Church, New York, NY Executive Director, The Middle Project, Inc.

Karoline Lewis

Associate Professor of Biblical Preaching and the Marbury E. Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching, Luther Seminary

Jacqui Lewis

Senior Minister, Middle Collegiate Church, New York, NY Executive Director, The Middle Project, Inc.

David Lose

President, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia

Otis Moss III

Pastor, Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago

Luke Powery

Dean of Duke University Chapel & Associate Professor of Homiletics at the Divinity School

Richard Rohr, OFM

Franciscan priest and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation

Cindy Senarighi

Author, Speaker and Co-founder/CEO of Yogadevotion

Matt Skinner

Professor of New Testament at Luther Seminary

Shively Smith

Assistant Professor of New Testament, Wesley Theological Seminary

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26th Festival of Homiletics - 2018 Washington, D.C.

"Preaching and Politics"

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Main Venue: Metropolitan AME Church

Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church will be our main venue for the Festival of Homiletics this year May 21-25, 2018. Registration and the vendor fair will take place in this historic worship space, the National Cathedral of African Methodism.

Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church, is located near the White House, Congress and Supreme Court and sees ministries of justice that change the social and political reality as a priority.

They have been bearing witness to the sovereign God through praiseful worship, spreading the power of the gospel message to liberate the oppressed, ...

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For Justice, Peace and Righteouness

Today we honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a Christian leader committed to speaking truth at the intersection of preaching and politics. As Coretta Scott King explains, 

"The Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday celebrates the life and legacy of a man who brought hope and healing to America. We commemorate as well the timeless values he taught us through his example — the values of courage, truth, justice, compassion, dignity, humility and service that so radiantly defined Dr. King’s character and empowered his leadership. On this holiday, we commemorate the universal, unconditional ...

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