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2018 Festival of Homiletics - Washington, DC

"Preaching and Politics"

 

Dining in San Antonio!

While you're in San Antonio for the 25th Annual Festival of Homiletics, you won't want to miss out on these delicious dining options. Enjoy!

 

Southerleigh Fine Food & Brewery

Southerleigh Fine Food & Brewery, helmed by San Antonio Chef Jeff Balfour, brings a modern take on Texas’ cross-cultural cuisine to Pearl. (http://www.southerleigh.com/

Mi Tierra Cafe & Bakery

Open 24 hours and decorated wall-to-wall in Christmas decorations, Mi Tierra Cafe has been

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Every Heart Prepare Him Room

Joy to the world, the Lord is come           Let earth receive its King;                         Let every heart prepare him room   And heaven and nature sing,             And heaven and nature sing,             And heaven, and heaven and nature sing.                             -

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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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