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2018 Festival of Homiletics - Washington, DC

"Preaching and Politics"

 

Incomparable Phyllis Tickle to lecture at the 2013 Festival

“I do not judge anyone who hears my words and yet does not keep them, for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.” - The Words of Jesus: A Gospel of the Sayings of Our Lord with Reflections by Phyllis Tickle

Phyllis Tickle

Phyllis Tickle, founding editor of the Religion Department of PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, the international journal of the book industry, is frequently quoted in print sources, electronic media, and innumerable blogs and web sites.  Tickle is an authority

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Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Season of Lent

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Season of Lent. Open your hearts, be faithful and obedient – Listen! It is this season of penance and reflection which prepares us for Christ’s resurrection on Easter Sunday. 

May the Lord accompany us on our journey through these 40 days as we heed the call to pray, fast and repent.

Working Preacher: Preaching this week - Lectionary for 2/17/13

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Anna Carter Florence to host a dialogue with Walter Brueggemann in Nashville

"This is the one thing the preacher can do that no one else can do: the preacher can bear the announcement of life to the community, describe that life within the context of the gospel story, and encourage the being-found community to celebrate around the Lord's Table."  – Anna Carter Florence

Anna Carter Florence

Anna Carter Florence is Peter Marshall Associate Professor of Homiletics at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia.  She received her M.Div. and Ph.D. from Princeton

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NPR to Broadcast Tokens 2013 Festival of Homiletics Show!

TOKENS is part great music, part university lecture, part cultural analysis, and part good conversation, featuring Nashville’s finest musicians and songwriters, provocative interviews with best-selling authors, all mixed up with enough humor and satire to keep things ever lively.

We hope you will be able to join us as we welcome the Tokens to the 2013 Festival of Homiletics. NPR will be recording the show live to be broadcast at a later date! Come see the show that The Nashville Scene describes

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Award-Winning Author, Speaker and Independent Scholar, Diana Butler Bass Coming to Nashville!

“I am an author who explores the dimensions of religion and spirituality in today’s world. I write books, columns, and blogs, all aimed to help people understand faith both analytically and personally.

I am a teacher and speaker working to educate both people of faith and the general public about the importance, the depth, and the complexity of religion and spirituality in history, culture, and political life.

I am a person of faith, a Christian, who attempts to live the generative,

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