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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

Rob Bell

Bestselling author, international teacher, and public speaker

Nadia Bolz-Weber

Founding Pastor, House for All Sinners and Saints, Denver

Barbara Brown Taylor

Professor of Religion, Piedmont College

Walter Brueggemann

Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary

Amy Butler

Senior Pastor, The Riverside Church of New York

Anna Carter Florence

Peter Marshall Professor of Preaching, Columbia Theological Seminary

Cláudio Carvalhaes

Associate Professor of Worship at Union Theological Seminary

Ashley Cleveland

Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter

Samuel Cruz

Associate Professor of Church and Society, Union Theological Seminary

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

David Gambrell - Liturgist

Festival Liturgist

Heidi Green

Registered Yoga Teacher, EFM, MPP and RYT 500.

Adam Hamilton

Founding Pastor, United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, Leawood, KS

Dawn Hand - Liturgist

Liturgist

David Howell

Founder, Festival of Homiletics

Rev. Grace Imathiu

Lead Pastor, Community UMC and International Speaker

The Rev. Micah Jackson

Bishop John Elbridge Hines Associate Professor of Preaching and Director of Comprehensive Wellness, Seminary of the Southwest

Rolf Jacobson

Professor of Old Testament, Luther Seminary

Karoline Lewis

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

Jennifer Lord

The Dorothy B. Vickery Professor of Homiletics and Liturgical Studies, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

David Lose

President, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia

Los Conquistadores - Mariachi

Premier Young Mariachi Group

Alma de Jalisco - Mariachi

Best Mariachi group serving Orange County, TX

Alyce McKenzie

Le Van Professor of Preaching and Worship Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor Director, Center for Preaching Excellence

Brian McLaren

Author, speaker and activist

Otis Moss III

Pastor, Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago

Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie

Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

Luke Powery

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

Fr. Michael Renninger

Pastor, St. Mary Catholic Church in Richmond, VA

Bishop Craig Satterlee

Author, preacher, bishop, teacher, conference speaker, congregational consultant, "entrepreneurial leader,” “churchman”

Cindy Senarighi

Author, Speaker and Co-founder/CEO of Yogadevotion

Matt Skinner

Professor of New Testament at Luther Seminary

Minton Sparks

Southern Author, Storyteller, Poet and Songwriter

Raquel St. Clair Lettsome

Associate Minister at Union A.M.E. Church and Managing Partner of Say AMEN!

Lisa L. Thompson

Assistant Professor of Homiletics, Union Theological Seminary

Will Willimon

Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry at Duke Divinity School

Cindy Senarighi, Yogadevotion

Pastor Cindy Senarighi to lead yoga - Please bring your own mats! All classes are free!

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26th Festival of Homiletics - 2018 Washington, DC

"Preaching and Politics"

Be inspired by God’s Word proclaimed by some of the nation’s finest preachers and teachers. Experience the fellowship of 1,800 preachers. Learn and worship in an atmosphere that’s dynamic, friendly, nurturing and prophetic. Come renew, refresh and recharge your spirit.

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Spiritual Borderlands and Scriptural Engagement: Thursday at #Homiletics2017

What does preaching at the borders really mean? Luke Powery got his audience thinking and singing about this very question as his voice filled the theater with spirituals. “Preaching a la the spirituals is a collective exorcism of individualism,” Powery declared. Preaching at the borders is reclaiming our singing voice as a community; singing out of the rubble of human existence, he avowed. The audience left affirmed of the viability of the practice of singing as a homiletical strategy because when life is hard and tough, there is always a song.

Later in the evening, Sam Cruz took the ...

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