Festival Blog

2018 Festival of Homiletics - Washington, DC

"Preaching and Politics"

 

Speakers


Liturgist Profile: Dr. Tony McNeil

Director of Worship and The Arts at Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church

Leading Worship: Tuesday, May 17 at 8:45am with Walter Breuggeman; and Tuesday, May 17 at 7:00pm with Pastor, Rev. Dr. Raphael G. Warnock; Thursday at 1:30pm with Bishop Yvette Flunder

Dr. Tony McNeill has been serving as the Director of Worship and The Arts at Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church (America's "Freedom Church") for three years. Prior to coming to Atlanta, Dr. McNeill was a Visiting Lecturer in Choral Music at his alma

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Musician Profile: Charlotte Blake Alston

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Master Storyteller, Narrator and Librettist

Charlotte Blake Alston performs in venues throughout North America and abroad. Venues are wide and include the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Smithsonian Institution, the Kimmel Center, the Women of the World Festival in Cape Town, South Africa, prisons, detention centers and a refugee camp in northern Senegal.

She breathes life into traditional and contemporary stories from African and African American oral and cultural traditions.

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Musician Profile: John McCutcheon

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American Folksinger

John McCutcheon’s first award-winning song was titled The Ponderosa No-Cream-in-My-Coffee Blues, penned at the greasy spoon of the same name in his Wisconsin hometown. He was all of 15 years old and it won him his high school talent show. “My best friend claims that he still has a cassette of the song,” McCutcheon recently disclosed, “and if we ever have a serious falling out it’s going right up on YouTube.”

Since those early creative

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Speaker Profile: Otis Moss III

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Pastor, Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago

The Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III is the Senior Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, IL.  A leading progressive Christian activist and cultural critic, Dr. Moss is a Jazz influenced Pastor with a Hip Hop vibe. He is committed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ rooted in love and justice and is inspired by the works of Zora Neale Hurston, August Wilson, and Howard Thurman. His creative bible-based messages have inspired young and old

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Update for Peter Mayer

 

Update: Peter Mayer will not be able to perform at this year's Festival because of a scheduling conflict.

 

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