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2018 Festival of Homiletics - Washington, DC

"Preaching and Politics"

 

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Even you are unable to attend the Festival this year, you can still connect with us on Twitter and Facebook before and during the events! We hope you will continue to be a part of the community and conversation at this incredible week centered around "Preaching with Holy Imagination." 

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Hymn Festival

Get ready for an uplifting & inspiring Hymn Festival lead by David Cherwien and the National Lutheran Choir on 5/19/2014 at 8:00pm at Central Lutheran Church. It is sure to be a wonderful evening - we hope to see you there! 

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Second Sunday of Lent Reflection

God is not far away, sitting on a throne in the heavens, occasionally looking to see what his creation is up to. God is present in, with, and among us and the rest of the world, so much so that he came as Jesus, Incarnate. As you continue dwelling in God's Word and gathering with other people of faith this Lent, never lose sight of the Holy Spirit at work in your communities. 

Each day this week, take a moment to reflect on the ways in which you've seen the face of Christ in others and the Spirit

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First Sunday of Lent Reflection

Image Credit: What to Give Up by Sharon on Flickr

During Lent, it is a common practice to "give up" something. If this is an important practice for you or even if you would like to engage this practice for the first time, I encourage you to give up something that makes a difference not only during this church season but for the rest of your life. 

Rather than giving up candy or caffeine, for example, how about trying to give up anger? Envy? A hatred of a particular group of people? Worry? Of

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Marking the Beginning of Lent: Ash Wednesday

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Remember you are dust, and to dust you shall return.

Today, Ash Wednesday, marks the beginning of Lent, the season of the church year preceding Easter. Whatever your practices or traditions may be, I pray they are life-giving and meaningful.

Far too often, we merely "give up biscuits" (as one pastor put it) during Lent. Does this really bring us closer to God? Evoke a deeper awareness of our finitude? Lead us to reflect on Jesus' ministry, death,

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