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2019 Festival of Homiletics - Minneapolis

"Preaching as Moral Imagination"

 

For All the Saints

Image: "Chesterfield: Church of St Mary and All Saints," Image by Phil McIver via Flickr, licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 

And when the fight is fierce, the warfare long,
Steals on the ear the distant triumph song,
And hearts are brave again, and arms are strong.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
[William W. How, “For All the Saints.”]  

 

We know that Christ has triumphed over death, but on this All Saints Sunday when our hearts may be breaking amidst the long warfare that is life in the

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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, 2018
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, 2018 at
Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C.

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

View video excerpts from this event, titled "What I learned from teaching Sunday School," as posted on Senator Warren's Facebook page.

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

Thanks to Elizabeth McLean for sharing her

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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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