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2018 Festival of Homiletics - Washington, DC

"Preaching and Politics"

 

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Musicians Profile #2: Gospel Showcase

We are blessed to welcome the following musicians here for the Festival in May to play on 5/22/2014 at 7:00pm at Central Lutheran Church: 

Darnell Davis & The Remnants

In listening to the musical styling of Darnell Davis & The Remnant it is apparent that not only are they called to spread the gospel through song, but they are chosen and anointed for this purpose. The Remnant is a Minneapolis, MN based gospel ensemble founded in 2004 by song writer, and producer Darnell Davis. The group

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Speaker Profile: Rolf Jacobson

“Because we belong to God, our time and talents belong to God all week ... A steward is someone who belongs to God. And thus, a steward is someone who understands that everything she is and has belongs to God." -Rolf Jacobson

Bio

Rolf Jacobson is Associate Professor of Old Testament at Luther Seminary. He is an in-demand speaker and teacher. His works include Invitation to the Psalms: A Reader’s Guide to Discovery and Engagement (with Karl Jacobson; Baker Academic 2013), Crazy Talk:

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Speaker Profile: Anthony Bailey

"Inspired ... especially by the way and teachings of Christ, how will we band together and welcome the direction and empowerment of God’s Spirit to deploy us to 'seek peace and go after it'?" -Anthony Bailey

Bio

Anthony Bailey serves as Lead Minister at Parkdale United Church in Ottawa, Canada. Originally from Barbados, he has lived and served in various parts of Canada, Africa and the Caribbean. A pastor/teacher at heart, Bailey taught at the McGill University joint theological colleges (Montreal,

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Speaker Profile: MaryAnn McKibben Dana

"At its best, though, Sabbath draws us more faithfully into the world. It connects us with the God who is Creator of all that is, and who desires the wholeness -- the shalom -- of this creation. And Sabbath gives us energy and vitality for the work to which we have been called." -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”

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Speaker Profile: Will Willimon

"Every religion offers to help us finite creatures climb up to or dig deep into the infinite. Only Christianity contends that the infinite descended, taking the form of our finitude - Incarnation.  This book is the good news that we need not climb up to God; in Jesus Christ, God comes down to us." -Will Willimon

Bio

An elder in the United Methodist Church, Professor Willimon served as the dean of Duke Chapel and Professor of Christian Ministry at Duke University for 20 years. He returned to

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