Festival Blog

2018 Festival of Homiletics - Washington, DC

"Preaching and Politics"

 

Speaker Profile: Mary Hess

Bio

Mary E. Hess is Professor of Educational Leadership, and Chair of the Leadership Division at Luther Seminary, where she has taught since 2000.  She has a BA from Yale, an MTS from Harvard and a PHD from Boston College. She directed the Religious Education and Challenge of Media Culture Project prior to coming to Luther, and currently develops the Storyingfaith.org site. Her most recent books include Teaching Reflectively in Theological Contexts: Promises and Contradictions, and Engaging

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Speaker Profile: Rabbi Ben Romer

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Rabbi Ben Romer became the Spiritual Advisor for Bonay Kodesh, an Emerging Jewish Community in the Greater Richmond, VA area in June 2014. Previously Rabbi Romer was the Rabbi and Spiritual Leader at Congregations in Richmond, VA, Wilmington, NC, Spartanburg, SC, West Lafayette, IN and Hollywood, FL.  The only rabbi to deploy for Operation Just Cause in Panama and the first rabbi into Saudi Arabia and Iraq during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, During his 22 years as an Army Chaplain

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A Prayer for Advent 3

Gracious God, 

We live in hopeful anticipation of your coming. We cannot wait to celebrate Jesus' birth and the love you show us through him. This birth is an incredible gift, one we are grateful for each and every day. 

Thank you for your presence among us. We awake each dawn knowing that your hand is guiding us. Please help us to witness to your coming that is the good news and to live in the light of your love. Amen.

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Denver Highlight #2 - Restaurants

While you are in Denver for the 2015 Festival of Homiletics, be sure to check out some of these local restaurants! You won't want to miss all of the great food this city has to offer.

 

 

 

Fruition Restaurant

"Fruition is a cozy neighborhood restaurant serving Food & Wine award winning chef/owner Alex Seidel's sophisticated comfort food. Fruition's seasonally-driven menu uses many ingredients sourced from Seidel's own 10 acre farm and sheep dairy in Larkspur, Colorado. Dishes

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Speaker Profile: Yvette Flunder

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Yvette Flunder founded the City of Refuge UCC in 1991 in order to unite a gospel ministry with a social ministry. City of Refuge is a thriving inner-city congregation in San Francisco that celebrates the radically inclusive love of Jesus Christ. Flunder is a third-generation preacher with roots in the Church of God in Christ. She was ordained by Bishop Walter Hawkins of Love Center Ministries, where she served as associate pastor and administrator for the Oakland-based Love Center Church. Flunder

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