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2018 Festival of Homiletics - Washington, DC

"Preaching and Politics"

 

Registration Opens November 3!

denverRegistration for the 2015 Festival of Homiletics opens November 3rd! You will be able to register by visiting this link. 

This year's theme is Preaching from the Mountain: Heralds of Good Tidings and will take place May 11-15, 2015 in downtown Denver. You won't want to miss a great speaker line-up, Nadia Bolz-Weber and Sara Miles on opening night, or an enriching interfaith dialogue with John Philip Newell and Rabbi Ben Romer. The city of Denver has much to offer as

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Festival of Homiletics Registration Opens Nov. 3

Make plans today to join us May 11-15 for the 2015 Festival of Homiletics in downtown Denver.

Praised by the New York Times as being at the center of “a world of preaching stars,” the Festival annually draws 1,800 preaching colleagues together for an amazing week of preaching, lectures, worship and renewal.

This year’s theme is "Preaching from the Mountain: Heralds of Good Tidings," and it marks the first time in 20 years the festival will be held west of the Mississippi.

Opening

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Interfaith Dialogue

During Wednesday evening of the 2015 Festival, we will be hosting an interfaith dialogue with poet, peacemaker, and scholar John Philip Newell and spiritual advisor Rabbi Ben Romer. The conversations are sure to be fruitful and engaging. You definitely won't want to miss this! 

The Rev. Dr. John Philip Newell, author of The
Rebirthing of God, Christianity's Struggle for New Beginnings is a poet, peacemaker, and scholar. In 2011 he received the Contemplative Voices Award from the Shalem Institute

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Opening Night with Nadia Bolz-Weber and Sara Miles

During the opening night of the 2015 Festival, Nadia Bolz-Weber, founding pastor of House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver, will be preaching, and Sara Miles, director of ministry at St. Gregory Nyssa Episcopal Church and founder and director of the Food Pantry, will be giving a lecture. Both will take place at Monday's venue, the Bellco Theater in the Colorado Convention Center.

Nadia is the author of Salvation on the Small Screen? 24 Hours of Christian Television (Seabury 2008)

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A Preview of Denver Highlights

More detailed information about Denver attractions, restaurants, and charities is to come, but here is a short preview list of some of the things you may want to check out while you are in this great city! 

Mount Evans "is the road into the sky. Drive from 8,700 feet at Idaho Spring where you turn off Interstate 70 to 14,240 feet to the summit, and you will pass through 3 life zones, passing ancient trees, lakes and forest to the land above timberline."

Kirkland Museum "has one of

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