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2018 Festival of Homiletics - Washington, DC

"Preaching and Politics"

 

Pouring Light

O, come, O Dayspring, come and cheer,                        O Sun of justice, now draw near       Disperse the gloomy clouds of night,      And death's dark shadows put to flight. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel            Shall come to you, O Israel!                          - O Come,O Come Emmanuel 

We wait for

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Efforts of Healing

“The world is a place where beauty and grace exist alongside sordidness and violence … it is on behalf of expanding the domain of the former that we denounce and resist the latter. All genuine efforts to heal our society or the environment are at root acts of love, acts of caring as well as condemning.”[i]

In the Gospel text for this second week of Advent, John the Baptist speaks truth we may not want to hear. He foretells of a fiery baptism to come when our Savior will separate

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What's the Festival like?

"[The Festival has been] a reorientation to the Kingdom of God and to who we are called to be as pastors in the midst of the world and in the midst of challenges and difficulties. So it's been spirit-filled in a very incredible way." 

Hear from Esther Rodriguez and other past Festival of Homiletics participants about their experiences! 

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Beacon of Hope

“The great events of this world are not battles and elections and earthquakes and thunderbolts. The great events are babies, for each child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged with humanity, but is still expecting goodwill to become incarnate in each human life." 1

Every year, we wait expectantly during this season of Advent not for the victory of worldly powers, but for the birth of a baby born to asylum-seeking parents displaced from their home and burdened by the yoke

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Explore San Antonio!

While you're in San Antonio for the 25th Annual Festival of Homiletics, you won't want to miss out on all this great city has to offer. Here are some highlights!

San Antonio Riverwalk

"The San Antonio River Walk is a verdant oasis of cypress-lined paved paths, arched stone bridges and lush landscapes. It gently winds through the city center, providing millions of visitors each year with easy access to the city’s cultural hot spots, historic sites and other attractions.

Just steps from the

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