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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

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Samuel Cruz

Associate Professor of Church and Society, Union Theological Seminary

Maria Teresa Dávila

Associate Professor of Christian Ethics, Andover Newton Theological School

The Fleshpots of Egypt

Bluegrass Music Group

Cynthia Hale

Senior Pastor, Ray of Hope Church

Rachel Held Evans

New York Times best-selling author and popular blogger

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

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.

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

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

Matt Skinner

Professor of New Testament at Luther Seminary

Shively Smith

Assistant Professor of New Testament, Wesley Theological Seminary

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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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