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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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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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#Homiletics2018 Tuesday Social Media Highlights

Below are the prophetic, powerful and popular quotes/tweets from Tuesday, May 22nd. Search #Homiletics2018 on Twitter and Facebook for more. Or visit our social media pages (Twitter: @FestHomiletics Facebook: www.facebook.com/festhomiletics)

 

 

 

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