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2019 Festival of Homiletics - Minneapolis

"Preaching as Moral Imagination"

 

For All the Saints

Image: "Chesterfield: Church of St Mary and All Saints," Image by Phil McIver via Flickr, licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 

And when the fight is fierce, the warfare long,
Steals on the ear the distant triumph song,
And hearts are brave again, and arms are strong.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
[William W. How, “For All the Saints.”]  

 

We know that Christ has triumphed over death, but on this All Saints Sunday when our hearts may be breaking amidst the long warfare that is life in the

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For All the Saints

And when the fight is fierce, the warfare long,

Steals on the ear the distant triumph song,

And hearts are brave again, and arms are strong.

Alleluia! Alleluia!

[William W. How, “For All the Saints.”]  

When you light a candle, or ring the bell in honor of a dear child of God no longer with us, how do you feel? Does your heart feel brave? Do your arms feel strong? Or do you feel overcome with sorrow and exhausted from fighting it?

All Saints Day is simultaneously a time of great

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