Festival Blog

2018 Festival of Homiletics - Washington, DC

"Preaching and Politics"

 

4th Sunday of Lent

Psalm 32:10-11

(10)  Many are the torments of the wicked, but steadfast love surrounds those who trust in the Lord. 

(11)  Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, O righteous, and shout for joy, all you upright in heart.

 

This week during Lent we should reflect on the mercy of God and reconcile our relationship with him. God’s grace and mercy are a given, everlasting. We are among the blessed.

James Quentin Young, an artist from St. Paul, creates his art from old wood, metal

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Come Welcome Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson to Nashville!

“We are a church deeply rooted and always being made new. We are deeply rooted in Scripture. At the heart of that narrative is Jesus—God’s word made flesh. The story of Good Friday’s aching loss, Holy Saturday’s forsaken absence, and Easter Sunday’s

astonishing newness of life in the risen Christ becomes the figural narrative woven through our preaching, worship, ministries and through the varied vocations in our daily personal and communal lives.” –

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Historian, Author and Lecturer, Lauren Winner Coming to Nashville!

“Life lived inside the contours of God's law humanizes us and makes us beautiful. It makes us creatures living well in the created order. It gives us the opportunity to become who we are meant to be.” – Lauren Winner

Lauren Winner

Lauren F. Winner is the author of numerous books, including Girl Meets God and Mudhouse Sabbath. Her study A Cheerful & Comfortable Faith: Anglican Religious Practice in the Elite Households of Eighteenth-Century Virginia will be published in the

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Dynamic Pastor, Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III to Speak at the 2013 Festival!

“Many times God will bring out new colors when we experience the blues of a storm - we must allow, the tears of God to beat across the canvas of our soul and God will paint a new picture in our spirit.” – Otis Moss III

Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III

Otis Moss III currently serves as the senior pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ Church in Chicago, IL. He is an accomplished author and leading progressive Christian activist; part of a new generation of preachers who believe in the

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Nashville's Best Eats!

"Nashville’s palate offers everything from Southern fare to haute cuisine with quite literally everything in between. Here, a perfect barbecue is as celebrated as the most spectacular creation from any of the city's award-winning chefs. Whether it's a family-friendly meal, dinner and a show or a romantic night on the town, the city's restaurants serve every dish with a side of Southern hospitality." states Nashville's Convention & Visitors Bureau. So check out all that Nashville's culinary

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