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2018 Festival of Homiletics - Washington, DC

"Preaching and Politics"

 

Host of Day1, Peter Wallace Presenting in Nashville!

“It is important to us as spiritual beings who seek the richest possible relationship with God to see the radiant kaleidoscope of emotions the gospel writers reveal in Jesus. … When we encounter the passionate, fully human Jesus in the gospels, we can begin the journey toward our own fully realized humanity and a more meaningful and vibrant spiritual life.” – Peter Wallace

The Rev. Peter Wallace

President and Executive Producer, Alliance for Christian Media, and Host of

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Popular Scholar, Teacher and Writer Karoline M. Lewis Presenting in Nashville!

“We tend to focus our preaching of the resurrection on the sure and certain hope of our future with God because of the death and resurrection of Jesus. But Jesus as the Word reminds us, "I am the resurrection and the life" (11:25). It is because of Jesus' life as the Word made flesh that we have life, ongoing life with Jesus, now and in the future.” – Karoline Lewis

Karoline M. Lewis joined the Luther Seminary faculty in 2007 and holds the Alvin N. Rogness Chair of Homiletics. 

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Pittsburgh Theological Seminary President Rev. Dr. William Carl III to Lead a Workshop at the Festival!

Preaching Christian doctrine has always been a priority in the church. Major theologians, such as Thomas Aquinas, John Calvin, Martin Luther, Paul Tillich, and others, are known not only for their systems of thought but for their ability to bring theology to life in the Sunday sermon. They preached doctrine because they knew that an ignorant laity leads to an impotent church, and that clergy and laity need sound doctrine, preached boldly and simply, in order to live and grow in the Christian

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Lent - Easter Sunday

Luke 24: 1-5
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  But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared.  2  They found the stone rolled away from the tomb,  3  but when they went in, they did not find the body.   4  While they were perplexed about this, suddenly two men in dazzling clothes stood beside them.  5  The women  were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, but the men  said to them, "Why do you look

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Renowned Pastor and Scholar Dr. Frank Thomas to Speak in Nashville!

“At the heart of Christian preaching and worship is the rhetorical work of helping to bring the Gospel alive. Christian communities that thrive into the future will do so, in part, because they are blessed with excellent, well-trained preachers.” – Dr. Frank Thomas 

Dr. Frank Thomas is one of America’s most renowned pastors, scholars and thought leaders on preaching and worship. He was appointed to the Christian Theological Seminary faculty to lead a new institute at

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