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2018 Festival of Homiletics - Washington, DC

"Preaching and Politics"

 

Washington D.C.


Remarks by Sen. Cory Booker (audio)

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U.S. Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey addressed
Festival of Homiletics participants on Tuesday, May 22,
at Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church
in Washington, D.C.

Click on the audio player at right to hear the full address.

 

Remarks from Sen. Elizabeth Warren are posted separately on this site.

Thanks to Abila Freestone Learning Management System for audio recording Sen. Booker's session. Recordings of the other 2018 Festival of Homiletics sessions are available for purchase

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Remarks by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (audio)

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U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts addressed
Festival of Homiletics participants on Tuesday, May 22, at
Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C.

Click on the audio player at right to hear the full address.

 

Remarks from Sen. Cory Booker are posted separately on this site.

Thanks to Elizabeth McLean for sharing her audio recording of Sen. Warren's remarks. Recordings of all 2018 Festival of Homiletics sessions are available for purchase now.

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Pledging Allegiance and Blessings for the Latter Days: Luke Powery and Anna Carter Florence

Our time at Festival of Homiletics 2018 is coming to a close. In total, close to 2,000 preachers, vendors and staff have been a part of the week of continuing education and growth as public ministers of the Word. The final day began with worship led by Luke Powery and liturgy by Dawn Hand. Powery powerfully preached a sermon on “Pledging Allegiance” (Matthew 22:15-22). Who is it you pledge your allegiance to?” Powery asked those gathered.

We are conditioned to equate God and country,

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True Tales of Faith and Wonder, Rocking the Flock with Stories: Geraldine Buckley

Wednesday, participants enjoyed a lovely evening of storytelling from Geraldine Buckley on “True Tales of Faith and Wonder.” Buckley shared stories from her time as a chaplain in a prison in Maryland and the workings of the Spirit through the hospitality of a cup of tea. Those gathered were drawn into her gift for narrative and the session concluded with a standing ovation.

At Luther Place Memorial Church Thursday morning, Buckley led two sessions of “Rocking the Flock with Stories.”

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Identity Politics and the Pentecost Paradigm: Wisdom from Jacqui Lewis

Worship began at 10am with Jacqui Lewis at National City Christian Church, “Identity Politics,” Matthew 6:9-14. Liturgy was led by Josh Sommerville and Scott Simmons with music as a mashup with the Fleshpots of Egypt and Josh Sommerville. Lewis’ sermon was captivating with her embodied style of preaching as she led those gathered from images of soft pink sheets of a little girl to the proclamation that Black Lives Matter. Solidifying that prayer is an action. Love is an action.

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