Festival Blog

2018 Festival of Homiletics - Washington, DC

"Preaching and Politics"



Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Image Credit: Martin Luther King, Jr. by Digital Collections on Flickr

Take some time today to listen to and reflect on Dr. King's I Have a Dream Speech, which can be watched here. 

Remember his life and his legacy. Some of his most famous quotes can be found below: 

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” 


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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

At least once a year, many Christians become aware of the great diversity of ways of adoring God. Hearts are touched, and people realize that their neighbours' ways are not so strange.

The event that touches off this special experience is something called the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Traditionally celebrated between 18-25 January (in the northern hemisphere) or at Pentecost (in the southern hemisphere), the Week of Prayer enters into congregations and parishes all over the world.

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Today, we celebrate Epiphany, the manifestation of our Lord to all the earth, especially remembering the magi.

In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, ‘Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage.’ When King Herod heard this, he was frightened, and all Jerusalem with him; and calling together all the

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Still Time to Get the Early Bird Registration Discount!

We hope you will be able to attend the 2014 Festival of Homiletics, "Preaching with Holy Imagination," held in Minneapolis, MN in May. If you register on or before February 15, 2014, you will receive a discount on registration! For more information and to register, check out this link.

On or before February 15, 2014

  • $270 per person - single registrations
  • $255 per person for two or more registering together (Must be received and paid at the same time)
  • Full-time seminary student 50% discount

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Happy New Year!

New YearImage Credit: Happy New Year by Amodiovalerio Verde on Flickr

Happy new year from all of us working with the Festival of Homiletics! Take a moment to remember that it is not only each year, but each day and each moment that we are made new in Christ.

Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we try to persuade others; but we ourselves are well known to God, and I hope that we are also well known to your consciences. We are not commending ourselves to you again, but giving you an opportunity

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