Kayaking at BdeMakaSka - Photo courtesy of Meet Minneapolis

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2019 Festival of Homiletics - Minneapolis

"Preaching as Moral Imagination"



Speaker Profile: Donald Davis - New voice!


Donald Davis grew up soaking in the language of a family of traditional storytellers in the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina.  After graduating from Davidson College and Duke Divinity School, he was ordained in the United Methodist Church and spent twenty four years as a parish minister. Throughout this time Davis was called on more and more as a storyteller and a teacher of storytelling.  In 1991 he retired from the parish phase of his ministry to devote full time to travel as a performing storyteller and workshop leader.  Davis now travels nearly three hundred days each year across the country and beyond where he tells original stories and helps others both find their own stories and make use of them in their own oral communications. Donald Davis and his wife, Merle, live on Ocracoke Island off the coast of North Carolina.

Festival Schedule

May 12th - 10:45am - St. Paul's Lutheran and Roman Catholic Community of Faith - Workshop: "Our Stories Tell Us Who We Are ... an experience in discovering our own stories and some ways of using them in proclamation settings"

May 12th - 2:30pm - Trinity United Methodist - "Storytelling" with Rabbi Ben Romer

May 12th - 7:30pm - Central Presbyterian - "Storytelling" 

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