Festival Blog

2018 Festival of Homiletics - Washington, DC

"Preaching and Politics"


Venue #4: Luther Place Memorial Church

Luther Place Memorial Church

Registered with the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, Luther Place Memorial Church is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). They are both old and new — built in 1873 and continually seeking ways to be engaged faithfully with today’s world.

Tuesday - Thursday workshops will be hosted at Luther Place at 10 am and 11 am.  

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Let us help you with lodging!

 We are proud to introduce Connections Housing; as our official housing agency. Housing is NOW OPEN for the 2018 Festival of Homiletics in Washington, DC. Please Click Here to make your reservations.

You will be able to book your hotel rooms for this event online. In order to satisfy the obligations to the hotel, we kindly ask that you make your hotel reservations in this special block. We look forward to seeing you in Washington, DC.

If you need anything

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Venue #3: National City Christian Church

National City Christian Church is our secondary venue for this year's Festival of Homiletics 2018. We will be holding worship and lectures in this historic building designed by the same architect as the Jefferson Memorial and the National Archives from Tuesday through Thursday. 

Fun Fact: Two Presidents, Johnson and Garfield, worshiped at National City Christian Church, and there are stained glass windows dedicated to them inside.

Learn more at: https://nationalcitycc.org/what-to-expect/

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Washington DC Eats

Washington DC has no shortage of delicious places to eat! Here are a few places worth checking out: 


Ben's Chili Bowl: located in the U Street Corridor, this restaurant is a landmark in D.C. The restaurant has been around since 1958, serving their famous chili, chili dogs and chili fries. Even Barack Obama has eaten lunch here.

Sankofa Bookstore and Cafe: this restaurant on Georgia Avenue is half cafe/half bookstore. They serve breakfast all day and serve sandwiches named after

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Explore Washington DC!

There are all sorts of wonderful places to visit in Washington, DC!

Stand on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, walk the halls of the White House and the U.S. Capitol, and tour the free exhibits of the Smithsonian museums. 

"Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington DC," Image by Pedro Szekely via Flickr, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 

Pay your respect at memorials around the Tidal Basin, a 2-mile-long pond that was once attached to

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