Festival Blog

2018 Festival of Homiletics - Washington, DC

"Preaching and Politics"

 

Speaker Profile: Julie Pennington-Russell

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Writer, Poet, Preacher and Feminist

Julie Pennington-Russell is a prominent Baptist minister in the United States of America. Her ministry has provoked controversy due to disagreements concerning women in church leadership. Pennington-Russell received a B.A. in Communicative Disorders from the University of Central Florida in Orlando in 1981, and an M.Div. from the Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in Mill Valley, California, in 1985.

Her first position was at Nineteenth Avenue Baptist

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Speaker Profile: Edgardo Colón-Emeric

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John Wesley Fellow and Assistant Professor of Christian Theology at Duke Divinity School

Colón-Emeric is originally from Puerto Rico. His research engages the thought of figures like Thomas Aquinas, John Wesley, and Bartolomé de las Casas with the intent of achieving mestizajes of classical theology, Methodist experience, and Latino history. Colón-Emeric is an ordained elder in the North Carolina Conference; he was founding pastor of Cristo Vive UMC and continues to serve

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Advent Week 1 - Prayer for Hope

Loving God,

Our world is ridden with inconceivable atrocity, grief, and pain. We cry out to you, knowing that you are present in the midst of despair. Let our hope be found in you alone, and empower us to be the light you have called us to be, so that all the world might shine with radical hope for a harmonious future, a hope for your kingdom come. 

Amen.

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Photo Credit: "AdventKranz" Creative Commons Image by Benjamin Nussaum on Flickr

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Speaker Profile: Rolf Jacobson

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Rolf Jacobson joined the Luther Seminary faculty as assistant professor of Old Testament in July 2003. Prior to joining the seminary, he taught at Augsburg College, Minneapolis, as an assistant professor of religion.

Jacobson earned his bachelor's degree from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn. in 1987. He holds a master of divinity degree from Luther Seminary (1991) and a doctor of philosophy degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, N.J. (2000).

His teaching interests include

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Atlanta Highlight #1 - Sites to See, Things to Do

While you're in Atlanta for the 2016 Festival, be sure to explore the city! Below you will find a few of many possibilities for adventuring around this incredible place. 

Center for Civil and Human Rights

"The Center for Civil and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta is an engaging cultural attraction that connects the American Civil Rights Movement to today’s Global Human Rights Movements. Our purpose is to create a safe space for visitors to explore the fundamental rights of all human

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