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2018 Festival of Homiletics - Washington, DC

"Preaching and Politics"

 

Speaker Profile: Heidi Neumark

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Author, Speaker and Pastor, Trinity Lutheran of Manhattan

Heidi Neumark is an author, speaker and Lutheran pastor who has served multicultural congregations in the South Bronx and presently in Manhattan. Her experiences in congregational and community organizing in the Bronx led to her first book. Breathing Space: A Spiritual Journey in the South Bronx. Her latest book is Hidden Inheritance: Family Secrets, Memory and Faith, about her discovery of Jewish roots. In her present position, Heidi

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Speaker Profile: Will Willimon

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Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry at Duke Divinity School

An elder in the United Methodist Church, Professor Willimon served as the dean of Duke Chapel and Professor of Christian Ministry at Duke University for 20 years. He returned to Duke after serving as the UMC Bishop of the North Alabama Conference from 2004 to 2012.  Currently Will is professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry, Duke Divinity School and also pastor at Duke Memorial United Methodist Church. Will

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Register for the 2016 Festival!

We can't wait to see you in Atlanta for the 2016 Festival of Homiletics! This year's theme is "Prophetic Preaching in Times of Change." You won't want to miss the great line-up of preachers and musicians, so take advantage of the early bird discount today when you register!

Fee Information

  • Early Bird Single Registration Fee received by Feb. 15, 2016: $275, single fee beginning Feb. 16, 2016 will be $295.
  • Early Bird Group Registration Fee received by Feb. 15, 2016: $255, group fee beginning Feb.

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Advent Week 3: A Prayer for Joy

Loving God, 

We sing your praises, we glorify your name. We thank you for all of the joys and blessings in our lives, knowing that in all you are present. Bless others with incredible joy, the kind that can only come from knowing you. Amen. 

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Speaker Profile: Michael A. Renninger

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Pastor, St. Mary Catholic Church in Richmond, VA

Rev. Michael A. Renninger is a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, he studied piano, voice, and guitar while in high school. He attended Ursinus College (PA), where he received degrees in philosophy and music history. In 1985, he began priestly formation as a member of the Norbertine Order at Daylesford Abbey (Paoli, PA). He later attended The Catholic University of America, where he received graduate

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