Festival Blog

2018 Festival of Homiletics - Washington, DC

"Preaching and Politics"

 

Speakers


Speaker Profile: Adam Hamilton

Bio

Adam Hamilton is the founding pastor of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kan. He grew up in the Kansas City area and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in pastoral ministry from Oral Roberts University and a Master of Divinity Degree from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University.  Hamilton has received the Denman Award in Evangelism and the Circuit Rider Award for excellence in church leadership.

He was named Distinguished Evangelist of the

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Speaker Profile: John Philip Newell

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The Rev. Dr. John Philip Newell, author of The Rebirthing of God, Christianity's Struggle for New Beginnings is a poet, peacemaker, and scholar. In 2011 he received the Contemplative Voices Award from the Shalem Institute in Washington DC. John Philip divides his time between Edinburgh with his family where he does most of his writing and the United States of America where he teaches and preaches across the nation. Formerly Warden of Iona Abbey in the Western Isles of Scotland, he is now Companion

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Speaker Profile: MaryAnn McKibben Dana

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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” by Ministry Matters. Her forthcoming book is Links, Likes, and Follows: Spirituality for the Smartphone Age through Bondfire Books. Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, Religion Dispatches, Journal for Preachers, the Christian Century and in a monthly column for Presbyterians Today. She

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Speaker Profile: Rolf Jacobson

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Known for his humor and passion for the Old Testament, Rolf Jacobson appears weekly on two preaching podcasts: "Sermon Brainwave" and "I Love to Tell the Story."  His latest book, on which he collaborated with Beth Tanner and Nancy deClaisse-Walford, is the Psalms  commentary in the New International Commentary on the Old Testament series (Eerdmans, 2014).  His works also include “Crazy Talk: A Not-So-Stuffy Dictionary of Theological Terms” (Augsburg Fortress, 2008)

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Speaker Profile: Anna Carter Florence

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Anna Carter Florence is the Peter Marshall Associate Professor of Preaching at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia.  She is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and holds degrees from Yale College and Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div. and Ph.D.).  Before joining the Columbia faculty in 1998, Anna served as an associate pastor for youth and young adults at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis.

Her books include Preaching as Testimony and

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