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2019 Festival of Homiletics - Minneapolis

"Preaching as Moral Imagination"

 

Speakers


Speaker Profile: Otis Moss III

"Many times God will bring out new colors when we experience the blues of a storm - we must allow, the tears of God to beat across the canvas of our soul and God will paint a new picture in our spirit.” – Otis Moss III

Bio

Dr. Otis Moss III is part of a new generation of ministers committed to preaching prophetically that the message of love and justice are inseparable companions, forming the foundation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He has a unique gift to communicate across generations. 

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Speaker Profile: Luke Powery

"One normally hears about preaching in worship, but preaching is also worship. Before a preacher takes a biblical text for a sermon, s/he should take time to pray because the power of preaching comes from God. This is to conceive of the preacher as worshipper. Before we speak to others, we must first speak to God and listen to God." -Luke Powery

Bio

LukeThe Rev. Dr. Luke A. Powery is the dean of Duke University Chapel and an associate professor of the practice of homiletics

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Speaker Profile: Lillian Daniel

"Being privately spiritual but not religious just doesn’t interest me.  There is nothing challenging about having deep thoughts all by oneself.  What is interesting is doing this work in community, where other people might call you on stuff, or heaven forbid, disagree with you.  Where life with God gets rich and provocative is when you dig deeply into a tradition that you did not invent all for yourself." -Lillian Daniel

Bio

Lillian Daniel is the author of the 2013 book When

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Speaker Profile: Eric Elnes

"When it comes down to it, we often experience God’s work at raising our vision and expanding our hearts not as something warm and fuzzy, but as violence, at least at first. The first hit feels more like a shock-wave than a love wave. It brings the barriers down that we have so carefully erected between ourselves and God – and between ourselves and other people. If we have deluded ourselves into thinking that an authentic relationship with God is only ever about warm fuzzies and never

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Speaker Profile: Grace Imathiu

"Rev. Grace Imathiu is one who has clearly heard God's call to be a forth-teller of the Gospel. She understands that we have been given a message to proclaim. When on hears grace preach, one hears the word of God. She proclaims the 'biography of the deeds of God.' To listen to Grace preach and teach is to hear the words of the Holy Scripture come to life and become living words of faith and hope." - Dr. Eddie Fox, in an interview section of "Words of Fire, Spirit of Grace: 12 Sermons by

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