Festival Blog

2018 Festival of Homiletics - Washington, DC

"Preaching and Politics"

 

Speaker Profile: Matt Skinner

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Matthew L. Skinner is Associate Professor of New Testament at Luther Seminary. Mostly recently he has written The Trial Narratives: Conflict, Power, and Identity in the New Testament(2010). He is the co-editor of Shaping the Scriptural Imagination: Truth, Meaning, and the Theological Interpretation of the Bible(2011). He also has contributed to a number of resources for pastors, teachers, and students, including The New Interpreter's Bible One Volume Commentary (2010), Feasting on the Word: Preaching

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Great Line-Up of Speakers at the 2015 Festival!

You won't want to miss the incredible preaching at the 2015 Festival of Homiletics in Denver! Here are just a few of the great speakers you can expect to hear: 

Anthony Bailey
Lead Minister, Parkdale United Church, Ottawa, Canada

Nadia Bolz-Weber
Founding Pastor, House for All Sinners and Saints, Denver

Anna Carter Florence
Peter Marshall Associate Professor of Preaching, Columbia Theological Seminary

Yvette Flunder
Founder and Lead Pastor of City Refuge UCC Church, San Francisco

Rolf Jacobson

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Musician Profile: Kent Gustavson

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Author, Speaker, Educator & Musician

“My mother is a poet and social worker—she is a healer of souls. My father is a developmental pediatrician and neonatologist who has saved thousands of lives—he is a healer of bodies,” says Kent Gustavson. It’s a wondrous pedigree, and the altruistic spirit and dedication inherited from his parents imbues and unifies his life’s work as an author, speaker, educator, and musician. “Every project requires a certain

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Musician Profile: The Fleshpots of Egypt

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The Fleshpots of Egypt are an old-time music ensemble from Luther Seminary (St. Paul, MN).  Led by Professor Rolf Jacobson, the Fleshpots include Scott Simmons, Steve Thompson, Mandy Brobst-Renaud, Michael Buller, and Bob Douglas.  Named after the wandering Israelites who longed for the fleshpots of Egypt (Exod 16:3), the Fleshpots add the new wine of 20th-century bluegrassy music to the old wineskins of favorite hymns ... and hope that nothing bursts.

Festival Schedule

May 13th -

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Musician Profile: Carrie Newcomer

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Carrie Newcomer is a songwriter, recording artist, performer and educator. She has been described as a “prairie mystic” by the Boston Globe and  “asks all the right questions” by Rolling Stone, “a voice as rich as Godiva chocolate” by The Austin Statesman, and "She's the kind of artist whose music makes you stop, think and then say, 'that is so true” by The Dallas Morning News."   She has toured with Alison Krauss in Europe and the

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