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2018 Festival of Homiletics - Washington, DC

"Preaching and Politics"

 

Spiritual Borderlands and Scriptural Engagement: Thursday at #Homiletics2017

What does preaching at the borders really mean? Luke Powery got his audience thinking and singing about this very question as his voice filled the theater with spirituals. “Preaching a la the spirituals is a collective exorcism of individualism,” Powery declared. Preaching at the borders is reclaiming our singing voice as a community; singing out of the rubble of human existence, he avowed. The audience left affirmed of the viability of the practice of singing as a homiletical strategy

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Evolving faith and the Empire: Wednesday at #Homiletics2017

“The Christian faith is evolving. It is always on the move.” Brian McLaren began his lecture Wednesday morning, May 17. Leading the audience through his thoughts on spiritual, theological and missional migration in our world McLaren reflected, “Maybe the problem is religion is organized for the wrong purposes.” For what purposes should the church, your church, be organized?

Over at Travis Park United Methodist Church, Bishop Yvette Flunder kept the audience on their feet with

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Relinquishing and Re-imagining: Tuesday at #Homiletics2017

Tuesday, the first full day of the festival, began with worship at both Travis Park Methodist Church and the Scottish Rite Theater. Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, liturgist Dawn Hand and musicians Ashley Cleveland and Joshua Sommerville started the morning out with our minds stayed on Jesus at Travis Park, while Nadia Bolz-Weber, David Gambrell and William McConnell brought us into worship with all our hearts.

Walter Brueggemann shared his wisdom before we got a peek into “A Week in the Life

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