Festival Blog

2018 Festival of Homiletics - Washington, DC

"Preaching and Politics"

 

Third Sunday of Lent

Psalm 63:1

(1)    O God, you are my God, I seek you, my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. (2) So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory.


On this the third Sunday of Lent we are reminded that God is the oasis is the desert. Take time to look upon his sanctuary and see his glory!

James Quentin Young, an artist from St. Paul, creates his art from old wood, metal and found objects.His earth-friendly

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Esteemed scholar and writer David Lose coming to Nashville!

“Preaching is bread for the journey. It's our weekly immersion back into the story of God and God's love for all the world that we might not only believe that story but go out from church ready to live according to it.” – David Lose

“The primary task of the preacher is to interpret Scripture in order that the witness of past events and deeds may speak into the present and thereby usher hearers into an encounter with the living Lord.” – David Lose

David Lose

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Accomplished Author, Scholar and Preacher Dr. Barbara Lundblad to Participate in the 2013 Festival!

“What are you looking for? Jesus meets us with this question -long before we have an answer. But that is not all: Jesus also says, "Come and see. Does that sound too simple for you? It's a place to begin.”

Barbara Lundblad
Barbara Lundblad, received a B.A. in English from Augustana College (1966), the M.Div. from Yale Divinity School (1979), and the D.D. from Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. An ordained minister of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, she served 16

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International Lecturer Rev. Grace Imathiu to Lead an Interactive Preaching Session at the Festival!

“Using the Great Plains metaphor, the season of Lent offers us 40 Days to tie a rope from the barn of our daily life to God who is our Home. During Lent, Jesus models for us how to fasten ourselves to God even during the blizzard of Good Friday. As a pastor, I know too well that when life’s blizzard hits, it hits fast and furious, leaving no time to gather one’s wits and tie some imaginary spiritual rope. Seems to me the “sunny days” of our life is the time not only to

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Lillian Daniel, a bold voice for the church, coming to Nashville!

“When we stand up to preach, we follow a man who started preaching as a youth at the Temple and never stopped, even on the Cross. There is much that the Son of God did that we could never hope to do. But in standing up to preach, in reflecting on the sacred texts, we really do follow Jesus.” - Lillian Daniel

Lillian Daniel
Lillian Daniel is senior minister of First Congregational Church, UCC, of Glen Ellyn, and author of Tell It Like It Is: Reclaiming the Practice of Testimony and This

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