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2018 Festival of Homiletics - Washington, DC

"Preaching and Politics"

 

Speaker Profile: Yvette Flunder

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Founder and Lead Pastor of City of Refuge UCC Church; San Francisco, CA

Bishop Flunder founded the City of Refuge UCC in 1991 in order to unite a gospel ministry with a social ministry. City of Refuge is a thriving inner-city congregation that celebrates the radically inclusive love of Jesus Christ. Preaching a message of action, the church has experienced steady numerical and spiritual growth and is now located in the South of Market Area of San Francisco at 1025 Howard Street.

A native

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Speaker Profile: Karoline Lewis

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Associate Professor of Biblical Preaching and the Marbury E. Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching, Luther Seminary

Lewis is the author of John: Fortress Biblical Preaching Commentaries (Fortress Press, 2014) as well as numerous articles for The Christian Century, Feasting on the Word, Feasting on the Gospels, Currents in Theology and Mission, Lutheran Forum, Word & World, Abingdon Preaching Annual, and Odyssey Network's ON Scripture. Her newest book is SHE: Five Keys to Unlock the Power

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Speaker Profile: David Lose

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President, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia

David J. Lose is the President of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. Before returning to his alma mater, Lose taught on the faculty of Luther Seminary (St. Paul, MN) for fourteen years. While there, he also served a term as Academic Dean, was the founding director of the Center for Biblical Preaching, and led the creative team that developed WorkingPreacher.org. Author of Preaching at the Crossroads(2013) and the popular

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Speaker Profile: Teresa Fry Brown

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Bandy Professor of Preaching at Candler School of Theology and Associate Pastor of New Bethel AME Church

Dr. Fry Brown's research interests include homiletics, womanism, womanist ethics, socio-cultural transformation, and African diaspora history focusing on African American spiritual values. In addition to four complete books, she has written articles and chapters for over a dozen more, including Those Preaching Women, Vol. 3, The Abingdon Women's Preaching Annual and most recently Delivering

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Speaker Profile: Cláudio Carvalhaes

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Associate Professor of Homiletics and Worship at McCormick Theological Seminary

Cláudio Carvalhaes, a theologian and artist, was born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil, where he also earned his degree from the Independent Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He was ordained by the Independent Presbyterian Church of Brazil and served two different Presbyterian congregations in São Paulo.

He studied ecumenism in Switzerland at the World Council of Churches and received his

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