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2018 Festival of Homiletics - Washington, DC

"Preaching and Politics"

 

Speaker Profile: Alyce McKenzie

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Le Van Professor of Preaching and Worship Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor Director, Center for Preaching Excellence

The Rev. Dr. Alyce M. McKenzie is Professor of Homiletics at Perkins School of Theology. Ordained as an elder 1981, Dr. McKenzie is a member of the North Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. Dr. McKenzie received her BA in the History of Religions from Bryn Mawr College (1977), her Master of Divinity degree from the Divinity School of Duke

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Venue Profile: Buckhead Theater

Buckhead Theater will be the secondary venue for Tues-Thurs at the 2016 Festival in Atlanta. 

"Originally opened in 1931, The Buckhead Theatre sits at the gateway to one of the country’s most storied neighborhoods. Two years of painstaking restoration led the way for a grand reopening in 2010, as The Buckhead Theatre reopened its doors as Atlanta’s premier intimate theatrical venue. Embracing the deep musical heritage of Georgia and the Southeast, The Buckhead Theatre has been the

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Speaker Profile: Otis Moss III

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Pastor, Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago

The Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III is the Senior Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, IL.  A leading progressive Christian activist and cultural critic, Dr. Moss is a Jazz influenced Pastor with a Hip Hop vibe. He is committed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ rooted in love and justice and is inspired by the works of Zora Neale Hurston, August Wilson, and Howard Thurman. His creative bible-based messages have inspired young and old

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Speaker Profile: Raphael Warnock

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Senior Pastor, Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA

The Rev. Dr. Raphael Gamaliel Warnock has served, since 2005, as the Senior Pastor of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, spiritual home of The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The son of two Pentecostal pastors, Dr. Warnock responded to the call to ministry at a very early age, and became, at age 35, the fifth and the youngest person ever called to the senior pastorate of Ebenezer Church, founded in 1886. Yet, before coming to Ebenezer,

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Atlanta Profile: Restaurants

While you're in Atlanta for the Festival in May, be sure to enjoy the great food this city has to offer! 

Aviva by Kameel

"In the Mediterranean, cooking is more than a job; it’s an art form.  Having grown up watching his mother cook in Nazareth, Kameel Srouji’s interest in food blossomed at an early age.  With the help of his sister, Aviva, Kameel opened Aviva by Kameel on October 8, 2012.  The name couldn’t be more perfect for the theme of the restaurant, as

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