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2018 Festival of Homiletics - Washington, DC

"Preaching and Politics"

 

Speaker Profile: Luke Powery

"One normally hears about preaching in worship, but preaching is also worship. Before a preacher takes a biblical text for a sermon, s/he should take time to pray because the power of preaching comes from God. This is to conceive of the preacher as worshipper. Before we speak to others, we must first speak to God and listen to God." -Luke Powery

Bio

LukeThe Rev. Dr. Luke A. Powery is the dean of Duke University Chapel and an associate professor of the practice of homiletics

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Speaker Profile: Lillian Daniel

"Being privately spiritual but not religious just doesn’t interest me.  There is nothing challenging about having deep thoughts all by oneself.  What is interesting is doing this work in community, where other people might call you on stuff, or heaven forbid, disagree with you.  Where life with God gets rich and provocative is when you dig deeply into a tradition that you did not invent all for yourself." -Lillian Daniel

Bio

Lillian Daniel is the author of the 2013 book When

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Speaker Profile: Eric Elnes

"When it comes down to it, we often experience God’s work at raising our vision and expanding our hearts not as something warm and fuzzy, but as violence, at least at first. The first hit feels more like a shock-wave than a love wave. It brings the barriers down that we have so carefully erected between ourselves and God – and between ourselves and other people. If we have deluded ourselves into thinking that an authentic relationship with God is only ever about warm fuzzies and never

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Epiphany

Today, we celebrate Epiphany, the manifestation of our Lord to all the earth, especially remembering the magi.

In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, ‘Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage.’ When King Herod heard this, he was frightened, and all Jerusalem with him; and calling together all the

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Still Time to Get the Early Bird Registration Discount!

We hope you will be able to attend the 2014 Festival of Homiletics, "Preaching with Holy Imagination," held in Minneapolis, MN in May. If you register on or before February 15, 2014, you will receive a discount on registration! For more information and to register, check out this link.

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)
  • Full-time seminary student 50% discount

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