Festival Blog

2018 Festival of Homiletics - Washington, DC

"Preaching and Politics"

 

Speaker Profile: Rolf Jacobson

“Because we belong to God, our time and talents belong to God all week ... A steward is someone who belongs to God. And thus, a steward is someone who understands that everything she is and has belongs to God." -Rolf Jacobson

Bio

Rolf Jacobson is Associate Professor of Old Testament at Luther Seminary. He is an in-demand speaker and teacher. His works include Invitation to the Psalms: A Reader’s Guide to Discovery and Engagement (with Karl Jacobson; Baker Academic 2013), Crazy Talk:

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Register by Feb 15 for Early Bird Discount!

There is still time to take advantage of the early bird discount! 

On or before February 15, 2014

  • $270 per person - single registrations
  • $255 per person for two or more registering together (Must be received and paid at the same time)
  • Registration includes all lectures, worships and workshops, as well as all scheduled evening events. Travel, lodging and meals are the responsibility of the individual.
  • Full-time seminary student 50% discount of the single registration fee (Early Bird: $135)

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Partnership Profile: Cokesbury

We would like to highlight one of our partnerships for the Festival of Homiletics, Cokesbury. Their website says,

Cokesbury is the retail division of The United Methodist Publishing House. Founded in 1789, The United Methodist Publishing House is a publisher and distributor to The United Methodist Church and the greater Christian community. Our Mission is to provide quality resources and services that help people know God through Jesus Christ, love God, and choose to serve God and neighbor.

We want

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Speaker Profile: Anthony Bailey

"Inspired ... especially by the way and teachings of Christ, how will we band together and welcome the direction and empowerment of God’s Spirit to deploy us to 'seek peace and go after it'?" -Anthony Bailey

Bio

Anthony Bailey serves as Lead Minister at Parkdale United Church in Ottawa, Canada. Originally from Barbados, he has lived and served in various parts of Canada, Africa and the Caribbean. A pastor/teacher at heart, Bailey taught at the McGill University joint theological colleges (Montreal,

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Speaker Profile: MaryAnn McKibben Dana

"At its best, though, Sabbath draws us more faithfully into the world. It connects us with the God who is Creator of all that is, and who desires the wholeness -- the shalom -- of this creation. And Sabbath gives us energy and vitality for the work to which we have been called." -MaryAnn McKibben Dana

Bio

MaryAnn McKibben Dana is pastor of Idylwood Presbyterian Church in Falls Church, Virginia. She is author of Sabbath in the Suburbs, a Chalice Press bestseller and a “must read for 2013”

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