Jennifer Ackerman

Pastor, Worship Leader Associate Director, Ogilvie Institute of Preaching, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA

Joanna Adams

Retired pastor in the Presbyterian church and co-founder of Higher Ground

Anthony Bailey

Lead Minister, Parkdale United Church, Ottawa, Canada

Walter Brueggemann

Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary

Anna Carter Florence

Peter Marshall Associate Professor of Preaching, Columbia Theological Seminary

Cláudio Carvalhaes

Associate Professor of Homiletics and Worship at McCormick Theological Seminary

Edgardo Colón-Emeric

John Wesley Fellow and Assistant Professor of Christian Theology at Duke Divinity School

The Fleshpots of Egypt

Bluegrass Music Group

Yvette Flunder

Founder and Lead Pastor of City of Refuge UCC Church; San Francisco, CA

Teresa Fry Brown

Bandy Professor of Preaching at Chandler School of Theology and Associate Pastor of New Bethel AME Church

Nora Gallagher

American Writer

Rev. Grace Imathiu

Lead Pastor, Community UMC and International Speaker

Rolf Jacobson

Professor of Old Testament, Luther Seminary

Karoline Lewis

Associate Professor of Biblical Preaching and the Marbury E. Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching, Luther Seminary

David Lose

President, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia

Peter Mayer

Guitarist, vocalist and songwriter

John McCutcheon

American Folksinger

Alyce McKenzie

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

Joy J. Moore

Assistant Professor of Preaching, Fuller Theological Seminary and academic liaison to the William E. Pannell Center for African American Church Studies.

Otis Moss III

Pastor, Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago

Heidi Neumark

Author, Speaker and Pastor, Trinity Lutheran of Manhattan

Julie Pennington Russell

Writer, Poet, Preacher and Feminist

Leonard Pitts

Award-winning Columnist, College Professor, Radio Producer and international lecturer

Fr. Michael Renninger

Pastor, St. Mary Catholic Church in Richmond, VA

Bruce Reyes-Chow

Consultant and Coach, Center for Progressive Renewal

Peter Wallace

Executive Producer & Host, Day1

Rev. Raphael G. Warnock, Ph.D

Senior Pastor, Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA

Will Willimon

Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry at Duke Divinity School

Lauren Winner

Assistant Professor of Christian Spirituality, Duke Divinity School; Priest Associate at St. Luke's Episcopal Church and Author


"Prophetic Preaching in Times of Change"

2016 Festival of Homiletics - Atlanta, Ga.

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Peachtree United Methodist Church

Our main venue for the 2016 Festival in Atlanta is Peachtree United Methodist Church.

"Peachtree Road United Methodist Church is a thriving, open, faith community committed to life-changing experience.  We exist to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.  We count among our core values:


  • Striving to give our best to God, with excellence in all we do.
  • Encouraging spiritual growth through diverse small group opportunities based in prayer and Biblical study.
  • Generous outreach and service.
  • Warm, traditional hospitality.
  • Music to inspire all ...
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Speaker Profile: Edgardo Colón-Emeric


John Wesley Fellow and Assistant Professor of Christian Theology at Duke Divinity School

Colón-Emeric is originally from Puerto Rico. His research engages the thought of figures like Thomas Aquinas, John Wesley, and Bartolomé de las Casas with the intent of achieving mestizajes of classical theology, Methodist experience, and Latino history. Colón-Emeric is an ordained elder in the North Carolina Conference; he was founding pastor of Cristo Vive UMC and continues to serve in Hispanic Ministries in Methodist churches in North Carolina.

Festival Schedule

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