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2019 Festival of Homiletics - Minneapolis

"Preaching as Moral Imagination"

 

Speaker Profile: Brian McLaren

"We must never underestimate our power to be wrong when talking about God, when thinking about God, when imagining God, whether in prose or in poetry. A generous orthodoxy, in contrast to the tense, narrow, or controlling orthodoxies of so much of Christian history, doesn't take itself too seriously. It is humble. It doesn't claim too much. It admits it walks with a limp.”  -Brian McClaren, "A Generous Orthodoxy" 

Bio

A former pastor and college English teacher, Brian McLaren

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Speaker Profile: Karoline Lewis

"As a teacher of preachers, I believe that those who will stand in the pulpits of the future church need to renew their trust in the Bible. A biblical text ought to be something more than a jumping-off point to doctrine or other topics in a sermon.

I think the future of homiletics is biblical preaching and being able to interpret biblical texts into the lives of congregations so that the text becomes the shaping, forming, living word of God that it’s meant to be.  The sermon needs to be

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Advent Week 2

Image Credit: Advent Candle by Randomsoleil on Flickr

A week of the Advent season has gone by. If you're anything like me, you intended to take more time for prayer and contemplation but found yourself just as busy and thoughtless as usual. I wonder why it is so difficult sometimes to place our focus where it ought to go? Whatever your answer to that question may be, I invite you to take this present moment and let yourself meditate on the words that follow, leaning into a time to quiet

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Register Early to Receive a Discount!

The 2014 Festival of Homiletics -- "Preaching with Holy Imagination" -- will be held from May 19-23 in Minneapolis, MN. If you are able to register on or before February 15,2013, you will receive a discount on the price! The costs are as follows:

On or before February 15, 2014

  • $270 per person - single registrations
  • $255 per person for two or more registering together (Must be received and paid at the same time)
  • Full-time seminary student 50% discount of the single registration fee (Early Bird:

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Speaker Profile: Walter Brueggemann

“Sabbath, in the first instance, is not about worship. It is about work stoppage. It is about withdrawal from the anxiety system of Pharaoh, the refusal to let one’s life be defined by production and consumption and the endless pursuit of private well-being.”  -Walter Brueggemann

Bio

Walter Brueggemann is professor emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary, where he served from 1986 until 2003. He also served as president of the Society of Biblical Literature

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