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

Cory Booker

United States Senator for New Jersey

Karen Brau

Senior Pastor, Luther Place Memorial Church

Walter Brueggemann

Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary

Geraldine Buckley


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

Samuel Cruz

Associate Professor of Religion 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

Brad Froslee - Liturgist

Senior Pastor, St. Michael's Lutheran Church, MN

Ginger Gaines - Cirelli

Senior Pastor, Foundry United Methodist Church

Heidi Green

Registered Yoga Teacher, EFM, MPP and RYT 500.

River Guerguerian

Multi-Percussionist, Composer and Educator

Cynthia Hale

Senior Pastor, Ray of Hope Church

Dawn Hand - Liturgist


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

David Lose

Senior Pastor, Mount Olivet Lutheran Church

Fran McKendree

Musician: Concerts, Conferences, Workshops and Worship

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

Josh Sommerville

DC Musician

Elizabeth Warren

United States Senator for Massachusetts

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

"Preaching and Politics"

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Festival Blog

Pledging Allegiance and Blessings for the Latter Days: Luke Powery and Anna Carter Florence

Our time at Festival of Homiletics 2018 is coming to a close. In total, close to 2,000 preachers, vendors and staff have been a part of the week of continuing education and growth as public ministers of the Word. The final day began with worship led by Luke Powery and liturgy by Dawn Hand. Powery powerfully preached a sermon on “Pledging Allegiance” (Matthew 22:15-22). Who is it you pledge your allegiance to?” Powery asked those gathered.

We are conditioned to equate God and country, but Jesus reminds us to give to Caesar what is Caesar’s and God what is God’s. There ...

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True Tales of Faith and Wonder, Rocking the Flock with Stories: Geraldine Buckley

Wednesday, participants enjoyed a lovely evening of storytelling from Geraldine Buckley on “True Tales of Faith and Wonder.” Buckley shared stories from her time as a chaplain in a prison in Maryland and the workings of the Spirit through the hospitality of a cup of tea. Those gathered were drawn into her gift for narrative and the session concluded with a standing ovation.

At Luther Place Memorial Church Thursday morning, Buckley led two sessions of “Rocking the Flock with Stories.” It is amazing the stories people can tell when invited to share about their shoes! Through ...

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