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2018 Festival of Homiletics - Washington, DC

"Preaching and Politics"

 

Speaker Profile: Leonard Pitts

Bio

Award-winning Columnist, College Professor, Radio Producer and international lecturer

In a career spanning more than 35 years, Leonard Pitts, Jr. has been a columnist, a college professor, a radio producer and a lecturer. But if you ask him to define himself, he will invariably choose one word.  He is a writer, period, author of one of the most popular newspaper columns in the country and of a series of critically-acclaimed books, including his latest, a novel called Freeman.  And

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Speaker Profile: Anna Carter Florence

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Anna Carter Florence is the Peter Marshall Associate Professor of Preaching at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. She is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and holds degrees from Yale College and Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div. and Ph.D.). Before joining the Columbia faculty in 1998, Anna served as an associate pastor for youth and young adults at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis. Her books include Preaching as Testimony and Inscribing the

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Anna Carter Florence & Leonard Pitts to Open 2016 Festival

At opening night of the 2016 Festival, we will experience incredible worship and preaching with Anna Carter Florence, followed by a lecture by Leonard Pitts. Both the worship and the lecture will take place at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church. 

Anna Carter Florence is is the Peter Marshall Associate Professor of Preaching at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. She is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and holds degrees from Yale College and Princeton

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Atlanta Highlights

Atlanta While you're in Atlanta for the 2016 Festival, you won't want to miss out on all this great city has to offer. Here are a few places to check out, with many more to come!

 

 

 

 

Georgia Aquarium

"The Georgia Aquarium is an entertaining, intriguing and educational experience for guests of all ages. While promoting a fun and enjoyable learning experience, the Aquarium instills in its guests a new appreciation for the world's aquatic biodiversity."

Martin Luther King, Jr.,

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Speaker Line-Up

There are many incredible preachers coming to the 2016 Festival in Atlanta!

Joanna Adams

Anthony Bailey

Walter Brueggemann

Anna Carter Florence

Claudio Carvalhaes

Edgardo Colon-Emeric

Yvette Flunder

Teresa Fry Brown

Nora Gallager

Grace Imathiu

Rolf Jacobson

Karoline Lewis

David Lose

Joy J. Moore

Otis Moss III

Heidi Neumark

Julie Pennington Russell

Leonard Pitts

Fr. Michael Renninger

Bruce Reyes-Chow

Raphael G. Warnock

Will Willimon

Lauren Winner

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