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2018 Festival of Homiletics - Washington, DC

"Preaching and Politics"

 

Otis Moss III on "Homiletical DJs"

Otis Moss III's dynamic and imaginative lecture this afternoon at PRUMC encouraged preachers to dare to be "Homiletical DJs in a Post-Christian World." He suggested several ways preachers can learn from what makes a DJ great.

DJs mix music that's already produced to develop their own creation; they create something new from something old. DJs need to have an ear for all different kinds of sounds and music, and, Moss said, "A preacher needs to have an ear for sound, story, and sacred imagination.

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#Homiletics2016 Tuesday Social Media Highlights

Thought-provoking and meaningful tweets/quotes from Tuesday. Search #Homiletics2016 on Twitter for more.

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Anna Carter Florence on Poetry & Preaching

"Poets are a preacher's closest cousins," began Anna Carter Florence at PRUMC this morning. "Who else believes that words can change the world?" 

She went on to describe several ways preaching can learn from poetry, including that poetry gives preachers new ways to talk about what we do and it gives us ways to think about what we bring along to preaching. It helps us to learn new, creative approaches to describe our preaching and to use in our preparation.

Florence also warned against the tendency

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#Homiletics2016 Monday Social Media Highlights

Inspiring and thoughtful tweets/quotes from Monday. Search #Homiletics2016 on Twitter for more.

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Luther Seminary Alumni Reception

Luther Seminary Alumni Reception at Buckhead Theater on Tuesday, May 17th from 4:30-6:30 p.m. All alumni welcome!

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