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2019 Festival of Homiletics - Minneapolis

"Preaching as Moral Imagination"

 

Speakers


Speaker Profile: MaryAnn McKibben Dana

Bio

MaryAnn McKibben Dana is pastor of Idylwood Presbyterian Church in Falls Church, Virginia. She is author of Sabbath in the Suburbs, a Chalice Press bestseller and a “must read for 2013” by Ministry Matters. Her forthcoming book is Links, Likes, and Follows: Spirituality for the Smartphone Age through Bondfire Books. Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, Religion Dispatches, Journal for Preachers, the Christian Century and in a monthly column for Presbyterians Today. She

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Speaker Profile: Rolf Jacobson

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Known for his humor and passion for the Old Testament, Rolf Jacobson appears weekly on two preaching podcasts: "Sermon Brainwave" and "I Love to Tell the Story."  His latest book, on which he collaborated with Beth Tanner and Nancy deClaisse-Walford, is the Psalms  commentary in the New International Commentary on the Old Testament series (Eerdmans, 2014).  His works also include “Crazy Talk: A Not-So-Stuffy Dictionary of Theological Terms” (Augsburg Fortress, 2008)

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Speaker Profile: Anna Carter Florence

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Anna Carter Florence is the Peter Marshall Associate Professor of Preaching at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia.  She is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and holds degrees from Yale College and Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div. and Ph.D.).  Before joining the Columbia faculty in 1998, Anna served as an associate pastor for youth and young adults at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis.

Her books include Preaching as Testimony and

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Speaker Profile: David Lose

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David Lose currently serves as the President of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. Previously, he taught on the faculty of Luther Seminary where he also served as Academic Dean and as the Director of the Center for Biblical Preaching. Author of Preaching at the Crossroads (2013) and the popular Making Sense series of books and resources from Augsburg Fortress, David has also written for The Huffington Post, Patheos, The Christian Century, and WorkingPreacher.org, which he helped

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Speaker Profile: Diana Butler Bass

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Diana Butler Bass received her Ph.D. from Duke University. She has taught at Westmont College, the University of California at Santa Barbara, Macalester College, Rhodes College, and Virginia Theological Seminary. She is the author of eight books, including most recently Christianity after Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening.

Her groundbreaking study of mainline vitality, Christianity for the Rest of Us: How the Neighborhood Church Is Transforming the Faith

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