Festival Blog

2018 Festival of Homiletics - Washington, DC

"Preaching and Politics"

 

Speaker Profile: David Lose

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President, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia

David J. Lose is the President of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. Before returning to his alma mater, Lose taught on the faculty of Luther Seminary (St. Paul, MN) for fourteen years. While there, he also served a term as Academic Dean, was the founding director of the Center for Biblical Preaching, and led the creative team that developed WorkingPreacher.org. Author of Preaching at the Crossroads(2013) and the popular

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Speaker Profile: Teresa Fry Brown

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Bandy Professor of Preaching at Candler School of Theology and Associate Pastor of New Bethel AME Church

Dr. Fry Brown's research interests include homiletics, womanism, womanist ethics, socio-cultural transformation, and African diaspora history focusing on African American spiritual values. In addition to four complete books, she has written articles and chapters for over a dozen more, including Those Preaching Women, Vol. 3, The Abingdon Women's Preaching Annual and most recently Delivering

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Speaker Profile: Cláudio Carvalhaes

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Associate Professor of Homiletics and Worship at McCormick Theological Seminary

Cláudio Carvalhaes, a theologian and artist, was born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil, where he also earned his degree from the Independent Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He was ordained by the Independent Presbyterian Church of Brazil and served two different Presbyterian congregations in São Paulo.

He studied ecumenism in Switzerland at the World Council of Churches and received his

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Speaker Profile: Alyce McKenzie

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Le Van Professor of Preaching and Worship Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor Director, Center for Preaching Excellence

The Rev. Dr. Alyce M. McKenzie is Professor of Homiletics at Perkins School of Theology. Ordained as an elder 1981, Dr. McKenzie is a member of the North Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. Dr. McKenzie received her BA in the History of Religions from Bryn Mawr College (1977), her Master of Divinity degree from the Divinity School of Duke

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Venue Profile: Buckhead Theater

Buckhead Theater will be the secondary venue for Tues-Thurs at the 2016 Festival in Atlanta. 

"Originally opened in 1931, The Buckhead Theatre sits at the gateway to one of the country’s most storied neighborhoods. Two years of painstaking restoration led the way for a grand reopening in 2010, as The Buckhead Theatre reopened its doors as Atlanta’s premier intimate theatrical venue. Embracing the deep musical heritage of Georgia and the Southeast, The Buckhead Theatre has been the

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