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2018 Festival of Homiletics - Washington, DC

"Preaching and Politics"

 

Speaker Profile: David Lose

Bio

David Lose currently serves as the President of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. Previously, he taught on the faculty of Luther Seminary where he also served as Academic Dean and as the Director of the Center for Biblical Preaching. Author of Preaching at the Crossroads (2013) and the popular Making Sense series of books and resources from Augsburg Fortress, David has also written for The Huffington Post, Patheos, The Christian Century, and WorkingPreacher.org, which he helped

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Merry Christmas (Eve)!

We wish you a very Merry Christmas! And we want to thank you for all of your preparation and proclamation this Advent season. We pray you will continue to glorify and praise God for all you hear and see this coming year (Luke 2:20). May you be richly empowered by God's Spirit as you continue to preach the Living Word.

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Speaker Profile: Diana Butler Bass

Bio

Diana Butler Bass received her Ph.D. from Duke University. She has taught at Westmont College, the University of California at Santa Barbara, Macalester College, Rhodes College, and Virginia Theological Seminary. She is the author of eight books, including most recently Christianity after Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening.

Her groundbreaking study of mainline vitality, Christianity for the Rest of Us: How the Neighborhood Church Is Transforming the Faith

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Venue #2 - Central Presbyterian Church

The gorgeous Central Presbyterian Church will be our main venue for the 2015 Festival of Homiletics in downtown Denver, Tuesday-Friday. The registration/info desk and the bookstore will be located here, as well as part of the resource fair. Additionally, all evening activities will take place at this location.

"Central Presbyterian Church in downtown Denver, a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA) in Colorado, is a witness to God's love and grace revealing itself in creation through Jesus

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A Prayer for Advent 4

Gracious God, 

Thank you for your abiding presence and steadfast love. Thank you for your enduring faithfulness and overflowing grace. Thank you for your embodied Word and empowering Spirit. 

And thank you, this Christmas and always, for coming to us as one of us, in Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord. Amen.

 

Image Credit: 4.Advent
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