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2018 Festival of Homiletics - Washington, DC

"Preaching and Politics"

 

Sermon Brainwave podcast (full version with Q & A)

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Sermon Brainwave, a Working Preacher weekly podcast on the Revised Common Lectionary texts, recorded an episode at the 2015 Festival of Homiletics in Denver.

Rolf Jacobson, Karoline Lewis and Matt Skinner (pictured above from left to right) shared insights on texts for Day of Pentecost (May 24, 2015).

Click on the audio player below the photo to listen in to the extended version of the podcast, including the Q & A session that followed the Working Preacher podcast. 

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Social Media Highlights: Thursday

Inspiring and thoughtful tweets from Thursday -- search #Homiletics2015 on Twitter for more. 

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Workshop: Rolf Jacobson

On Thursday, Rolf Jacobson, associate professor of Old Testament at Luther Seminary, offered a workshop on preaching the Narrative Lectionary. He discussed the ways narrative operates in our own lives and suggested that preaching the Narrrative Lectionary is one way for the church to become a better co-teller of the Bible. 

Jacobson noted that we are always immersed in stories, whether it be through the news, our conversations, or anything else we might encounter. Even our doctrinal statements

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Peter Mayer music available online

Peter Mayer's music is available for order from www.petermayer.com.

Peter Mayer and Brendan Mayer at Festival of Homiletics 2015 

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Workshop: MaryAnn McKibben Dana

Yesterday, MaryAnn McKibben Dana, assistant professor of homiletics and worship at Pittsburg Theological Seminary, offered a workshop titled, "The Word in a 140-Character World: Faithful Preaching in the Digital Age." She explored both the benefits and drawbacks of technology in our day, especially as it relates to the church and our communities of faith.

Early on she posed the question: "Are we lifting up community that forms online?" We will always need tangible, in-person community, but community

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