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2018 Festival of Homiletics - Washington, DC

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Second Sunday of Lent Reflection

God is not far away, sitting on a throne in the heavens, occasionally looking to see what his creation is up to. God is present in, with, and among us and the rest of the world, so much so that he came as Jesus, Incarnate. As you continue dwelling in God's Word and gathering with other people of faith this Lent, never lose sight of the Holy Spirit at work in your communities. 

Each day this week, take a moment to reflect on the ways in which you've seen the face of Christ in others and the Spirit

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First Sunday of Lent Reflection

Image Credit: What to Give Up by Sharon on Flickr

During Lent, it is a common practice to "give up" something. If this is an important practice for you or even if you would like to engage this practice for the first time, I encourage you to give up something that makes a difference not only during this church season but for the rest of your life. 

Rather than giving up candy or caffeine, for example, how about trying to give up anger? Envy? A hatred of a particular group of people? Worry? Of

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Marking the Beginning of Lent: Ash Wednesday

Image Credit: Ash to Ash by Greg Williams on Flickr

Remember you are dust, and to dust you shall return.

Today, Ash Wednesday, marks the beginning of Lent, the season of the church year preceding Easter. Whatever your practices or traditions may be, I pray they are life-giving and meaningful.

Far too often, we merely "give up biscuits" (as one pastor put it) during Lent. Does this really bring us closer to God? Evoke a deeper awareness of our finitude? Lead us to reflect on Jesus' ministry, death,

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2015 Festival Notice!

For those of you who can't make it to this year's Festival of Homiletics, we hope you will be able to join us for the 23rd Festival in Denver, Colorado, from May 11-15 2015! 

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Musicians Profile #1: National Lutheran Choir

National Lutheran ChoirWe are blessed to welcome the National Lutheran Choir here for the Festival in May. They will be performing a hymn sing on 5/19/2014 at 7:30pm at Central Lutheran Church. 

The National Lutheran Choir, under the direction of Dr. David Cherwien, seeks to strengthen, renew and preserve the Lutheran heritage of choral music through the highest standards of performance and literature.

The choir performs literature from the entire spectrum of sacred choral music, with and without instrumental

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