Festival Blog

2018 Festival of Homiletics - Washington, DC

"Preaching and Politics"

 

Speaker Profile Anthony Bailey

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Lead Minister, Parkdale United Church, Ottawa, Canada

Originally from Barbados, Anthony Bailey has lived and served in various parts of Canada, in Kenya and Jamaica. A teacher at heart, Bailey taught at the McGill University joint theological colleges in Montreal and the Theological College of the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica. He is an occasional lecturer at the Ottawa School of Theology and Spirituality and has been a guest lecturer at Queen’s University School

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Speaker Profile: Bruce Reyes-Chow

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Consultant and Coach, Center for Progressive Renewal

A native Northern Californian and 3rd generation Chinese/Filipino, Bruce has lived in San Francisco since 1998. An ordained Presbyterian he was the founding pastor of Mission Bay Community Church and in 2008, he was elected the Moderator of the 218th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA). He now earns his keep as a writer, speaker and consultant/coach with the Center for Progressive Renewal.

In his writing, speaking and living,

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Advent Week 2 - A Prayer for Peace

Loving God, 

The violence, inequality, and oppression in our world, our very own neighborhoods is unending. Bring healing, bring peace, bring change through us. Be with us as we embody the actions and outcomes of peace for which we pray. Send your Spirit to stir us up, to afflict the comfortable, so that we might truly live out the gospel and our lives might foster real change. Open the doors for your light to flood the darkness, for your peace to cover all the earth. Amen. 

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Speaker Profile: Julie Pennington-Russell

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Writer, Poet, Preacher and Feminist

Julie Pennington-Russell is a prominent Baptist minister in the United States of America. Her ministry has provoked controversy due to disagreements concerning women in church leadership. Pennington-Russell received a B.A. in Communicative Disorders from the University of Central Florida in Orlando in 1981, and an M.Div. from the Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in Mill Valley, California, in 1985.

Her first position was at Nineteenth Avenue Baptist

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Peachtree United Methodist Church

Our main venue for the 2016 Festival in Atlanta is Peachtree United Methodist Church.

"Peachtree Road United Methodist Church is a thriving, open, faith community committed to life-changing experience.  We exist to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.  We count among our core values:

 

  • Striving to give our best to God, with excellence in all we do.
  • Encouraging spiritual growth through diverse small group opportunities based in prayer and Biblical

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