Festival Blog

2018 Festival of Homiletics - Washington, DC

"Preaching and Politics"

 

Speakers


Speaker Profile: Joanna Adams

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Retired pastor in the Presbyterian church and co-founder of Higher Ground

Joanna Adams is a preacher, pastor, and teacher known for building bridges of understanding in both the community and in the church.

A graduate of Columbia Theological Seminary, Rev. Adams holds an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Davidson College and was awarded the Alumni Association Medal of Honor from Emory University and Columbia’s Distinguished Alumni/ae award. She has also served as a trustee of the Presbyterian

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Speaker Profile: Grace Imathiu

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Lead Pastor, Community UMC and International Speaker

Rev. Grace Imathiu, Community UMC’s lead pastor, was born and raised in Kenya and has one brother and three sisters. Her father is a retired Bishop of the Methodist Church in Kenya and received the 2005 World Methodist Council Peace Award for confronting Idi Amin’s regime and South Africa’s apartheid system. Her mother, a retired teacher, is a Local Preacher and has served in many leadership roles in the church.

Grace

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Speaker Profile: Joy J. Moore

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Assistant Professor of Preaching, Fuller Theological Seminary and academic liaison to the William E. Pannell Center for African American Church Studies.

Undeniably Female, Unapologetically Black, Unashamedly Christian

      Serving as assistant professor of Preaching at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA., and academic liaison to the William E. Pannell Center for African American Church Studies, Joy J. Moore, PhD (Brunel University/London School of Theology) teaches

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Speaker Profile: Nora Gallagher

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American Writer

Nora Gallagher is an American writer of memoir, fiction and essays whose work, as one reviewer put it,” is renewing the language of ultimate concerns.” Her most recent book, Moonlight Sonata at the Mayo Clinic, is a memoir that explores her experience with a baffling affliction poised to take her sight. A map of illness, uncertainty, and faith that is both meditative and highly relatable for anyone who has experienced life-threatening illness or supported a loved

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Speaker Profile: Lauren Winner

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Assistant Professor of Christian Spirituality, Duke Divinity School; Priest Associate at St. Luke's Episcopal Church and Author

Dr. Winner writes and lectures widely on Christian practice, the history of Christianity in America, and Jewish-Christian relations.

Her books include Girl Meets God, Mudhouse Sabbath, Real Sex, a study of household religious practice in 18th-century Virginia, A Cheerful and Comfortable Faith, published by Yale University Press in the fall of 2010, and, most recently,

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