Festival Blog

2018 Festival of Homiletics - Washington, DC

"Preaching and Politics"


Wednesday Wrap-up

Sherry Cothran Woolsey leads worship at Downtown Presbyterian Church, NashvilleWednesday's program for the 2013 Festival of Homiletics featured sermons by M. Craig Barnes, Will Willimon, Michael Curry, Anna Carter Florence.

Michael Curry, Otis Moss III, Anna Carter Florence, and Craig Barnes shared lectures.

Find photos on Flickr.

Here are a few tweets from the day's proceedings:

You can also find a podcast summary by Robb McCoy and Eric Fistler, Festival participants, at http://www.pulpitfiction.us/2/post/2013/05/special-festival-of-homiletics-day-2.html

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Preaching Tip: Barbara Lundblad's Image Sermons for Advent

Barbara Lundblad lecturing Tuesday, May 14Barbara Lundblad's Tuesday lecture, "The Word Isaiah Saw: Anticipating Advent," served up practical tips on how to preach image sermons on the Isaiah lectionary readings this Advent.

Lundblad focused on the Revised Common Lectionary Year A readings from Isaiah for the four Sundays in Advent.

She explained that image sermons rely on taking a single image/metaphor and incorporating it into the worship space in a way that is appropriate for the preacher's context.

For some, that means bringing a tangible

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Tuesday Roundup

Participants respond to Lillian Daniel's preaching at First Baptist Nashville during the Festival of Homiletics 2013.Tuesday's lineup was stellar, with events happening at both First Baptist Nashville and Downtown Presbyterian Church. At right, participants respond to Lillian Daniel's preaching.

Find more photos from the day on Flickr.

Here's a sampling of some of the tweets from the day's action:

You can also find a podcast summary by Robb McCoy and Eric Fistler, Festival participants, at http://www.pulpitfiction.us/2/post/2013/05/special-festival-of-homiletics-day-1.html

Don't forget to join the conversation

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Preaching Tip: Preach without Notes

William Carl III presents workshop on preaching without notes"Brain Techniques for Preaching without Notes" was a standing-room only workshop led by William Carl III on Tuesday, May 14, at First Baptist Nashville. Carl is president and professor of Homiletics at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.

Following are tips adapted from notes provided graciously by #Homiletics2013 participant Meg Hegemann of Columbia, Missouri.

You can also view a presentation by Carl on Vimeo -- thanks to FrSimmons for this tweet.

Carl told a standing-room only crowd:

  • If you're

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Monday night opener

Check out the new photos posted on Flickr.

Monday night's program, in five tweets...

Keep participating in the conversation on Twitter at #Homiletics2013.

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