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2019 Festival of Homiletics - Minneapolis

"Preaching as Moral Imagination"



Speaker Profile: MaryAnn McKibben Dana


MaryAnn McKibben Dana is pastor of Idylwood Presbyterian Church in Falls Church, Virginia. She is author of Sabbath in the Suburbs, a Chalice Press bestseller and a “must read for 2013” by Ministry Matters. Her forthcoming book is Links, Likes, and Follows: Spirituality for the Smartphone Age through Bondfire Books. Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, Religion Dispatches, Journal for Preachers, the Christian Century and in a monthly column for Presbyterians Today. She was recently featured on PBS’s Religion and Ethics Newsweekly.

She is a sought-after speaker, conference leader and writer around issues of leadership, faith formation, technology, and congregational transformation. She is co-chair of NEXT Church, a movement within the Presbyterian Church (USA) that seeks to call forth vital ministry for our changing cultural context. MaryAnn is a graduate of Rice University in Houston, Texas and received her M.Div. from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. She is a mother of three, a haphazard knitter, and a slow marathoner. Connect with her at her website, The Blue Room. 

Festival Schedule

May 13th - 10:45am - St. Paul's Lutheran and Roman Catholic Community of Faith - Workshop: The Word in a 140-Character World: Faithful Preaching in the Digital Age

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