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2018 Festival of Homiletics - Washington, DC

"Preaching and Politics"

 

Still time to be a sponsor!

There is still time to be a sponsor - contact Teri Temple at ttemple001@luthersem.edu for more information. 

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Musician Profile: Charlotte Blake Alston

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Master Storyteller, Narrator and Librettist

Charlotte Blake Alston performs in venues throughout North America and abroad. Venues are wide and include the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Smithsonian Institution, the Kimmel Center, the Women of the World Festival in Cape Town, South Africa, prisons, detention centers and a refugee camp in northern Senegal.

She breathes life into traditional and contemporary stories from African and African American oral and cultural traditions.

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Sponsorship: Thrivent

We are grateful to Thrivent Financial for being one of our sponsors for the 2016 Festival! They are helping us go green by providing a free reusable water bottle for each participant, with water refill stations scattered around the venues. Thank you!

"We create financial strategies that help Christians be wise with money and live generously. We offer a broad range of financial products and services, including life insurance, annuities and mutual funds, plus tailored guidance from financial representatives

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Entertainment: Beer & Hymns with the Fleshpots of Egypt!

Join the Fleshpots of Egypt Tuesday evening, May 17th at 8:00pm at the Buckhead Saloon for Beer & Hymns! You won't want to miss this great evening!

Fleshpots of Egypt

Bluegrass Music Group

The Fleshpots of Egypt are an old-time music ensemble from Luther Seminary (St. Paul, MN).  Led by Professor Rolf Jacobson, the Fleshpots include Scott Simmons, Steve Thompson, Mandy Brobst-Renaud, Michael Buller, and Bob Douglas.  Named after the wandering Israelites who longed for the fleshpots

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Musician Profile: John McCutcheon

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American Folksinger

John McCutcheon’s first award-winning song was titled The Ponderosa No-Cream-in-My-Coffee Blues, penned at the greasy spoon of the same name in his Wisconsin hometown. He was all of 15 years old and it won him his high school talent show. “My best friend claims that he still has a cassette of the song,” McCutcheon recently disclosed, “and if we ever have a serious falling out it’s going right up on YouTube.”

Since those early creative

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