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2018 Festival of Homiletics - Washington, DC

"Preaching and Politics"

 

Speakers


Speaker Profile: Eunjoo Mary Kim

Bio

The Reverend Doctor Eunjoo Mary Kim is Professor of Homiletics and Liturgics at Iliff School of Theology in Denver. Colorado. She has taught a variety of courses in the areas of preaching, worship, and practical theology. Her scholarly concern is with the development of the theology and method of preaching and worship, relevant to contemporary ministerial contexts. Her recent research topics are intercultural hermeneutics, worship in multicultural contexts, and issues emerging from globalization.

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Speaker Profile: Andrew Foster Connors

Bio

Andrew Foster Connors is the Senior Pastor of the Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church (www.browndowntown.org) in Baltimore, MD, a position he has held since 2004.  A church “alive in the city and the world,” Brown Memorial Park Avenue continues to live into its mission to become a radically inclusive Christian community, sent into the world to work for God’s peace and justice. 

Andrew serves as clergy co-chair of Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development

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Speaker Profile: Karoline Lewis

"God is revealed in who you are, and in when, what, how, and why you preach. You, yes you, are the preacher God needs you to be." - Karoline Lewis, OnPreaching

Bio

Karoline M. Lewis joined the Luther Seminary faculty in 2007 and is the Alvin N. Rogness Associate Professor of Homiletics. She has taught at Augsburg College, Candler School of Theology, and Columbia Theological Seminary.

Ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Lewis was Associate Pastor of Worship and Education

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Speaker Profile: Nadia Bolz-Weber

"Nadia Bolz-Weber has probably done more than any other pastor in recent times to poke therapeutic fun at the misdemeanors and flaws of overly-churched Christianity and Christians. The passion behind her words, however, is as deeply pastoral as it is God-drenched and liberating ... thus the affection as well as the respect that attend her and her work wherever she goes." - Phyllis Tickle, author of "The Great Emergence"

Bio

Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber is the founding pastor of House

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Speaker Line-Up for 2015

Denver

It's not too early to start thinking about the Festival of Homiletics 2015! This year's theme is "Preaching from the Mountain: Heralds of Good Tidings." It will take place May 11-15 in Denver, Colorado. More information will be posted in the coming weeks and months, but for now, here is the line-up of incredible speakers you can expect to hear at the 2015 Festival:

Nadia Bolz-Weber

Sara Miles

Karoline Lewis

Andrew Foster Conners

Eunjoo Mary Kim

Michael Curry

Barbara Lundblad

Donald Davis

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