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2018 Festival of Homiletics - Washington, DC

"Preaching and Politics"

 

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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For All the Saints

And when the fight is fierce, the warfare long,

Steals on the ear the distant triumph song,

And hearts are brave again, and arms are strong.

Alleluia! Alleluia!

[William W. How, “For All the Saints.”]  

When you light a candle, or ring the bell in honor of a dear child of God no longer with us, how do you feel? Does your heart feel brave? Do your arms feel strong? Or do you feel overcome with sorrow and exhausted from fighting it?

All Saints Day is simultaneously a time of great

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Preview the 2017 Festival in San Antonio

Registration for the 25th Annual Festival of Homiletics "Preaching on the Borders" opens today! Come, be inspired by God’s Word proclaimed by some of the nation’s finest preachers and teachers. Experience the fellowship of more than a thousand preachers. Learn and worship in an atmosphere that’s dynamic, friendly, nurturing and prophetic.

Renew, refresh and recharge your spirit.

Register today!

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Look Who's Joining us in 2017!

Check out the 2017 Festival of Homiletics Speaker line up:

- Anthony Bailey
- Nadia Bolz-Weber
- Barbara Brown Taylor
- Walter Brueggemann
- Amy Butler
- Anna Carter Florence
- Yvette Flunder
- Adam Hamilton
- Rev. Grace Imathiu
- The Rev. Micah Jackson
- Rolf Jacobson
- Karoline Lewis
- Jennifer Lord
- David Lose
- Alyce McKenzie
- Brian McLaren
- Otis Moss III
- Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie
- Luke Powery
- Fr. Michael Renninger
- Bishop Craig Satterlee
- Matt Skinner
- Minton Sparks
- Raquel St. Clair Lettsome

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