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Festival Blog

2019 Festival of Homiletics - Minneapolis

"Preaching as Moral Imagination"

 

We Have Not Lost Each Other: Closing Worship with Amy Butler

 

Drawn into worship with yearning for God's continued presence in hearts and lives, Brad Froslee called Festival participants into their last service together at #Homiletics2019 with centering prayer and song repeating the refrain; Oh God, we call, from deep inside we yearn for you. Moving into a prayer of Remembrance for Rachel Held Evans, beloved author and Christian voice who recently passed, participants were invited into a time of silent reflection.

We wrapped up our week of powerful

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Anna Carter Florence, Ready to Climb

On Thursday, surrounded by eager listeners in the Westminster sanctuary, Rev. Dr. Anna Carter Florence returned to her roots. This was the church where she was first ordained, where she preached in the wake of the Tiananmen Square massacre, where she navigated despair from presiding over yet another lonely funeral of man who died in the AIDS Crisis. She remembers being there, by the pulpit, years ago while pregnant, feeling the first stirrings of her soon-to-be firstborn when he leapt in the womb

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Visual Feast: Check out photos from #Homiletics2019

Our amazing photographers Keith Spencer and Stephanie Luedtke have been working hard this week. Check out some of their stellar shots from #Homiletics2019 at their photography website: https://buff.ly/2Wa9YE7 

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Will Willimon Points Out Some Pitfalls

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In Rev. Will Willimon’s estimation, self-righteousness is a major pitfall to preachers’ efforts to be prophetic. When religious leaders internalize expectations of saintly perfection, we can be too afraid of saying the wrong thing to risk saying anything meaningful at all. When the idea of “prophets” gets confused with “fortune-tellers,” we feel pressured to speak from a place of all-knowing certainty.

We cannot know everything; but we can try to understand God,

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Thursday Social Media Highlights from #Homiletics2019

Another powerhouse day of #Homiletics2019! Here are some social media highlights from Thursday:

Melissa Krabbe is a self-proclaimed architecture nerd, and we get behind the appreciation Melissa is building.


 

No spoilers, since this hype by @Dr_Irie uplifts the women who brought fire without any dragons.


 

 

Amy Courts our attention with this highlight from Rev. Traci Blackmon on preaching the social Gospel.


 

Traci Blackmon resonated

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