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2018 Festival of Homiletics - Washington, DC

"Preaching and Politics"

 

Speakers


Speaker Profile: Alyce McKenzie

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Le Van Professor of Preaching and Worship Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor Director, Center for Preaching Excellence

The Rev. Dr. Alyce M. McKenzie is Professor of Homiletics at Perkins School of Theology. Ordained as an elder 1981, Dr. McKenzie is a member of the North Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. Dr. McKenzie received her BA in the History of Religions from Bryn Mawr College (1977), her Master of Divinity degree from the Divinity School of Duke

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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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Speaker Profile: Raphael Warnock

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Senior Pastor, Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA

The Rev. Dr. Raphael Gamaliel Warnock has served, since 2005, as the Senior Pastor of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, spiritual home of The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The son of two Pentecostal pastors, Dr. Warnock responded to the call to ministry at a very early age, and became, at age 35, the fifth and the youngest person ever called to the senior pastorate of Ebenezer Church, founded in 1886. Yet, before coming to Ebenezer,

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Speaker Profile: Heidi Neumark

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Author, Speaker and Pastor, Trinity Lutheran of Manhattan

Heidi Neumark is an author, speaker and Lutheran pastor who has served multicultural congregations in the South Bronx and presently in Manhattan. Her experiences in congregational and community organizing in the Bronx led to her first book. Breathing Space: A Spiritual Journey in the South Bronx. Her latest book is Hidden Inheritance: Family Secrets, Memory and Faith, about her discovery of Jewish roots. In her present position, Heidi

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Speaker Profile: Will Willimon

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Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry at Duke Divinity School

An elder in the United Methodist Church, Professor Willimon served as the dean of Duke Chapel and Professor of Christian Ministry at Duke University for 20 years. He returned to Duke after serving as the UMC Bishop of the North Alabama Conference from 2004 to 2012.  Currently Will is professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry, Duke Divinity School and also pastor at Duke Memorial United Methodist Church. Will

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