Festival Blog

2018 Festival of Homiletics - Washington, DC

"Preaching and Politics"

 

Liturgist Profile: Scott Simmons

Mission Developer of Lydia's Place, St. Paul, MN and Assistant Pastor at St. James Lutheran Church, Burnsville, MN

Lydia's Place is a new ELCA ministry grounded in Word and Sacrament and a collaborative co-working space grounded in gift and community. It's mission developer is Pastor Scott Simmons. The church doesn't have a mission... God's mission has a church. And Lydia's Place is here to participate in the ongoing creative and redemptive work God is already doing.

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Liturgist Profile: Dwight Andrews

Composer, Musician, Educator and Minister

Dwight Andrews, composer, musician, educator, and minister, joined the Emory College faculty in 1987. A native of Detroit, Dr. Andrews is an Associate Professor of Music Theory and African American Music at Emory University and Senior Minister of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Atlanta. He received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in music from the University of Michigan. He continued his studies at Yale University, receiving a Master

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Liturgist Profile: Dr. Tony McNeil

Director of Worship and The Arts at Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church

Leading Worship: Tuesday, May 17 at 8:45am with Walter Breuggeman; and Tuesday, May 17 at 7:00pm with Pastor, Rev. Dr. Raphael G. Warnock; Thursday at 1:30pm with Bishop Yvette Flunder

Dr. Tony McNeill has been serving as the Director of Worship and The Arts at Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church (America's "Freedom Church") for three years. Prior to coming to Atlanta, Dr. McNeill was a Visiting Lecturer in Choral Music at his alma

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Partnership: Yogadevotion

We hope you will check out Yogadevotion with Cindy Senarighi. She will be leading free yoga classes all week at Peachtree Road UMC.  http://www.yogadevotion.com/devo/

"Yogadevotion LLC began in 1999 as an organic response to a deeply profound experience of God’s Presence following a vinyasa yoga class. The experience of God’s Presence through the practice of yoga was shared in the faith community and has been a mutual blessing for our students, instructors and the communities

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Partnership: Abila

We're very excited to be working with Abila for the 2016 Festival!

Abila, formerly Peach New Media: our recording company will again record all of our lectures and sermons for you to purchase. Get this year's recording as well as checking out their archives of past festivals. http://www.peachnewmedia.com/

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