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2019 Festival of Homiletics - Minneapolis

"Preaching as Moral Imagination"



A writer of vast imagination, poise and charm - Len Sweet joins the 2013 Festival of Homiletics

“The future is not something we enter. The future is something we create.”

  - Leonard Sweet

Len Sweet

"One of the church’s most important and provocative thinkers" 

“No church leader understands better how to navigate the seas of the 21st century.” 

“A writer of vast imagination, poise and charm” 

“I can’t imagine a Christian leader in America who hasn’t read one or more of Leonard Sweet’s books.”

“Some statistician-types will drown you in doom and gloom. Sweet’s message is uplifting, hopeful and relevant.”

These are but a sampling of responses to Len’s three-ring mission: as a historian of American culture; as a futurist/semiotician who "sees things the rest of us do not see, and dreams possibilities that are beyond most of our imagining;" and as a preacher and writer who communicates the gospel powerfully to a postmodern age by bridging the worlds of academe and popular culture.  Leonard I. Sweet is an American theologian, church historian, pastor and author. Sweet currently serves as the E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism at Drew Theological School at Drew University,in Madison, New Jersey; and a Visiting Distinguished Professor at George Fox Universityin Portland, Oregon. Sweet is a leading figure in the emerging church movement and is a major figure in discussions about Christianity's transition to postmodernity. Sweet is also an advocate of contextualizing Christianity into digital culture. He is regularly voted one of the most influential Christian leaders in America.

Help us welcome Len Sweet, a riveting speaker and author, to this year’s Festival of Homiletics in Nashville as he challenges us to dream beyond our imagining! Learn more about Leonard Sweet on his homepage… http://www.leonardsweet.com/

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