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2019 Festival of Homiletics - Minneapolis

"Preaching as Moral Imagination"



Renowned Pastor and Scholar Dr. Frank Thomas to Speak in Nashville!

“At the heart of Christian preaching and worship is the rhetorical work of helping to bring the Gospel alive. Christian communities that thrive into the future will do so, in part, because they are blessed with excellent, well-trained preachers.” – Dr. Frank Thomas 

Dr. Frank Thomas is one of America’s most renowned pastors, scholars and thought leaders on preaching and worship. He was appointed to the Christian Theological Seminary faculty to lead a new institute at CTS. Dr. Frank A. Thomas will lead the institute, itself part of the seminary’s new Center for Pastoral Excellence. He also became the Nettie Sweeney and Hugh Th. Miller Professor of Homiletics.

Dr. Thomas joins Christian Theological Seminary from Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Memphis, Tenn. where he served as senior pastor for more than a decade.  Dr. Thomas holds a PhD from the University of Memphis and Doctor of Ministry degrees from both Chicago Theological Seminary and United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.  He has taught at both McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago and Memphis Theological Seminary. He has written several books which include the classic, They Like to Never Quit Praisin’ God: The Role of Celebration in Preaching (Pilgrim Press, 1997) and Spiritual Maturity: Preserving Congregational Health and Balance (Fortress Press, 2002).  He is the co-editor of Preaching with Sacred Fire: An Anthology of African American Sermons (W.W. Norton, 2010), the Norton anthology of African American preaching.

Please help us welcome Dr. Frank Thomas to the festival this spring in Nashville. Check out the following link to check a chance to hear him speak.

The Most Common Mistake Preachers Make - Frank Thomas



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