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Anthony Bailey

Lead Minister, Parkdale United Church, Ottawa, Canada

Craig Barnes

President and Professor of Pastoral Ministry at Princeton Theological Seminary

Nadia Bolz Weber

Founding Pastor, House for All Sinners and Saints, Denver

Walter Brueggemann

Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary

Diana Butler Bass

Author, speaker and independent scholar of American religion and culture

Anna Carter Florence

Peter Marshall Associate Professor of Preaching, Columbia Theological Seminary

Michael Curry

Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina

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Yvette Flunder

Founder and Lead Pastor of City of Refuge UCC Church; San Francisco, CA

Andrew Foster Connors - New Voice

Senior Pastor, Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church

Adam Hamilton

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

Mary Hess - New Voice

Professor of Educational Leadership and Chair of Leadership Division, Luther Seminary

Grace Imathiu

Minister, United Methodist Church

Rolf Jacobson

Associate Professor of Old Testament; Luther Seminary

Eunjoo Mary Kim - New Voice

Professor of Homiletics and Liturgics; Iliff School of Theology, Denver

Karoline Lewis

Alvin N. Rogness Associate Professor of Homiletics, Luther Seminary

David Lose

President, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia

Barbara Lundblad

Joe R. Engle Professor of Preaching Emerita, Union Theological Seminary in New York City

MaryAnn McKibben Dana

Pastor, Idylwood Presbyterian Church & Co-Chair of NEXT Church

Brian McLaren

Author, speaker and activist

Sara Miles - New Voice

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Otis Moss III

Pastor, Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago

Carrie Newcomer - New Voice

Songwriter, Recording Artist, Performer and Educator

John Philip Newell - New Voice

Poet, Peacemaker and Scholar

Luke Powery

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

Rabbi Ben Romer - New Voice

Spiritual Advisor, Bonay Kodesh, Chesterfield County, Vir.

Richard Ward - New Voice

Fred B. Craddock Professor of Homiletics and Worship Director of Denominational Formation (United Church of Christ), Phillips Theological Seminary

Will Willimon

Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry

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"Preaching from the Mountain: Heralds of Good Tidings"

Isaiah 40: 9 Get you up to a high mountain,O Zion, herald of good tidings;

lift up your voice with strength, O Jerusalem, herald of good tidings,

lift it up, do not fear; say to the cities of Judah,“Here is your God!”

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Speaker Profile: Mary Hess

Bio

Mary E. Hess is Professor of Educational Leadership, and Chair of the Leadership Division at Luther Seminary, where she has taught since 2000.  She has a BA from Yale, an MTS from Harvard and a PHD from Boston College. She directed the Religious Education and Challenge of Media Culture Project prior to coming to Luther, and currently develops the Storyingfaith.org site. Her most recent books include Teaching Reflectively in Theological Contexts: Promises and Contradictions, and Engaging Technology in Theological Education.

She is a frequent contributor to the journal Religious Education.  ...

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Speaker Profile: Rabbi Ben Romer

Bio

Rabbi Ben Romer became the Spiritual Advisor for Bonay Kodesh, an Emerging Jewish Community in the Greater Richmond, VA area in June 2014. Previously Rabbi Romer was the Rabbi and Spiritual Leader at Congregations in Richmond, VA, Wilmington, NC, Spartanburg, SC, West Lafayette, IN and Hollywood, FL.  The only rabbi to deploy for Operation Just Cause in Panama and the first rabbi into Saudi Arabia and Iraq during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, During his 22 years as an Army Chaplain he also serving in Bosnia and Kosovo serving a total of 12 years on Active Duty, half of that time ...

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