Yogadevotion - Cindy Senarighi

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

Jennifer Ackerman

Pastor, Worship Leader Associate Director, Ogilvie Institute of Preaching, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA

Joanna Adams

Retired pastor in the Presbyterian church and co-founder of Higher Ground

Dwight Andrews

Composer, Musician, Educator and Minister

Anthony Bailey

Lead Minister, Parkdale United Church, Ottawa, Canada

Charlotte Blake Alston

Master Storyteller, Narrator and Librettist

Walter Brueggemann

Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary

Anna Carter Florence

Peter Marshall Professor of Preaching, Columbia Theological Seminary

Cláudio Carvalhaes

Associate Professor of Homiletics and Worship at McCormick Theological Seminary

Edgardo Colón-Emeric

John Wesley Fellow and Assistant Professor of Christian Theology at Duke Divinity School

Rev. Takouhi Demirdjian-Petro

Senior Minister, Elgin-Portland Pastoral Charge

Sharyn Dowd

Retired Baptist pastor and former teacher of New Testament studies at Lexington Theological Seminary and Baylor University.

The Fleshpots of Egypt

Bluegrass Music Group

Yvette Flunder

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

Teresa Fry Brown

Bandy Professor of Preaching at Candler School of Theology and Associate Pastor of New Bethel AME Church

Nora Gallagher

American Writer

Chris Henry

Pastor, Shallowford Presbyterian Church

Rev. Grace Imathiu

Lead Pastor, Community UMC and International Speaker

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

David Lose

President, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia

John McCutcheon

American Folksinger

Alyce McKenzie

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

Dr. Tony McNeill

Director of Worship and The Arts at Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church

Joy J. Moore

Assistant Professor of Preaching, Fuller Theological Seminary and academic liaison to the William E. Pannell Center for African American Church Studies.

Jennifer Morrow

Pastor, Rowayton United Methodist Church

Otis Moss III

Pastor, Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago

Jake Myers

Adjunct Preaching Instructor, Candler School of Theology and Columbia Theological Seminary

Heidi Neumark

Author, Speaker and Pastor, Trinity Lutheran of Manhattan

Linda Noonan

Senior Pastor, Chestnut Hill United Church

Julie Pennington Russell

Pastor, First Baptist Church of the City of Washington, DC

Leonard Pitts

Award-winning Columnist, College Professor, Radio Producer and international lecturer

Fr. Michael Renninger

Pastor, St. Mary Catholic Church in Richmond, VA

Bruce Reyes-Chow

Transitional Pastor, Valley Presbyterian Church and Coach and Senior Consultant with the Center for Progressive Renewal

Timothy Ross

Pastor, Hopwood Christian Church and Adjunct Professor, Emmanuel Christian Seminary

Scott Simmons

Mission Developer of Lydia's Place, St. Paul, MN and Assistant Pastor at St. James Lutheran Church, Burnsville, MN

Kevin Strickland

Assistant to the Presiding Bishop/Executive for Worship of the ELCA

Peter Wallace

Executive Producer & Host, Day1

Rev. Raphael G. Warnock, Ph.D

Senior Pastor, Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA

Lamont Anthony Wells

Director for Evangelical Mission/Assistant to the Bishop, Metropolitan New York Synod - ECLA

Will Willimon

Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry at Duke Divinity School

Lauren Winner

Assistant Professor of Christian Spirituality, Duke Divinity School; Priest Associate at St. Luke's Episcopal Church and Author


"Prophetic Preaching in Times of Change"

2016 Festival of Homiletics - Atlanta, Ga.

Be inspired by God’s Word proclaimed by some of the nation’s finest preachers and teachers. Experience the fellowship of more than a thousand preachers. Learn and worship in an atmosphere that’s dynamic, friendly, nurturing and prophetic. Come renew, refresh and recharge your spirit.  Not convinced yet?

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At the 24th  Festival of Homiletics, May 16-20, 2016 in Atlanta, Ga.

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Karoline Lewis on Empowered Preaching

Karoline Lewis' powerful and thought-provoking lecture at PRUMC this morning offered preachers "Five Keys to Empowered Preaching." Lewis began with an overview of what prophets are before moving into these five keys. "Prophets in the Old Testament are truth-tellers," she said, "And prophets are only able to tell the future because they see the present reality and what will happen." People also don't want to hear the truth, and so being a prophet, a truth-teller, is difficult work. Further, in order to be a prophetic preacher, "you must be empowered to speak and embody your own truth," she said, ...

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