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2018 Festival of Homiletics - Washington, DC

"Preaching and Politics"

 

Speaker Profile: Andrew Foster Connors

Bio

Andrew Foster Connors is the Senior Pastor of the Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church (www.browndowntown.org) in Baltimore, MD, a position he has held since 2004.  A church “alive in the city and the world,” Brown Memorial Park Avenue continues to live into its mission to become a radically inclusive Christian community, sent into the world to work for God’s peace and justice. 

Andrew serves as clergy co-chair of Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development

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Denver Highlight #1 - Sites and Things to Do

While you are in Denver in May for the festival, be sure to check out the city! Here is a list of a several things to see and do, as well as suggested links for even more information. 

All photos used with permission of and credit given to VISIT DENVER

"Discover the 16th Street Mall, located in downtown Denver. The mile-long, pedestrian friendly Mall is packed with shopping, restaurants and attractions." (Image credit also to Steve Crecelius) 

 

 

 

"Colorado

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Speaker Profile: Karoline Lewis

"God is revealed in who you are, and in when, what, how, and why you preach. You, yes you, are the preacher God needs you to be." - Karoline Lewis, OnPreaching

Bio

Karoline M. Lewis joined the Luther Seminary faculty in 2007 and is the Alvin N. Rogness Associate Professor of Homiletics. She has taught at Augsburg College, Candler School of Theology, and Columbia Theological Seminary.

Ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Lewis was Associate Pastor of Worship and Education

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Speaker Profile: Nadia Bolz-Weber

"Nadia Bolz-Weber has probably done more than any other pastor in recent times to poke therapeutic fun at the misdemeanors and flaws of overly-churched Christianity and Christians. The passion behind her words, however, is as deeply pastoral as it is God-drenched and liberating ... thus the affection as well as the respect that attend her and her work wherever she goes." - Phyllis Tickle, author of "The Great Emergence"

Bio

Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber is the founding pastor of House

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Registration Opens Today - Get the Early Bird Discount!

Registration for the 2015 Festival of Homiletics in Denver opens today! Check out this link for more information and to register. Make sure to take advantage of the early bird discount.

The Festival of Homiletics is a week-long conference that brings together a wide variety of outstanding preachers and professors of homiletics to inspire a discourse about preaching, worship and culture. Our goal is to engage theologically the practices of preaching and worship, as well as issues related to congregations

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