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2018 Festival of Homiletics - Washington, DC

"Preaching and Politics"

 

Speakers


Speaker Profile: Luke Powery

Bio

Prior to his appointment at Duke, the Rev. Dr. Luke A. Powery served as the Perry and Georgia Engle Assistant Professor of Homiletics at Princeton Theological Seminary. He received his B.A. in music with a concentration in vocal performance from Stanford University, his M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary and his Th.D. from Emmanuel College at the University of Toronto. His teaching and research interests are located at the intersection of preaching, worship, pneumatology, and culture,

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Speaker Profile: Walter Brueggemann

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Walter Brueggemann is professor emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary, where he served from 1986 until 2003. He also served as president of the Society of Biblical Literature and has lectured at universities and seminaries across the country and around the world. In 1994 he received both the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Union Theological Seminary, New York City, and the Luce Theological Fellowship from the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). He was named an honorary

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Speaker Profile: Donald Davis - New voice!

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Donald Davis grew up soaking in the language of a family of traditional storytellers in the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina.  After graduating from Davidson College and Duke Divinity School, he was ordained in the United Methodist Church and spent twenty four years as a parish minister. Throughout this time Davis was called on more and more as a storyteller and a teacher of storytelling.  In 1991 he retired from the parish phase of his ministry to devote full time to travel

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Speaker Profile: Barbara Lundblad

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Barbara Kay Lundblad has taught at Yale Divinity School, Princeton Theological Seminary, Hebrew Union College and the Association of Chicago Theological Schools. She will be teaching at Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago in spring 2015.  She is a frequent speaker at the Festival of Homiletics and preacher on the Day1 radio program.

A graduate of Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. Lundblad received a Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity School and Doctor of Divinity from

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Speaker Profile: Michael Curry

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Michael Bruce Curry was elected 11th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina on February 11, 2000. He was consecrated on June 17, 2000, in Duke Chapel on the campus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Born in Chicago, Illinois, on March 13, 1953, Bishop Curry attended public schools in Buffalo, New York, and graduated with high honors from Hobart College in Geneva, New York, in 1975. He received a Master of Divinity degree in 1978 from Yale University Divinity School.

He

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