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2019 Festival of Homiletics - Minneapolis

"Preaching as Moral Imagination"

 

Speakers


Workshop: MaryAnn McKibben Dana

Yesterday, MaryAnn McKibben Dana, assistant professor of homiletics and worship at Pittsburg Theological Seminary, offered a workshop titled, "The Word in a 140-Character World: Faithful Preaching in the Digital Age." She explored both the benefits and drawbacks of technology in our day, especially as it relates to the church and our communities of faith.

Early on she posed the question: "Are we lifting up community that forms online?" We will always need tangible, in-person community, but community

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Workshop: Andrew Foster Connors

Earlier today, Andrew Foster Connors, senior pastor of Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church, offered a workshop titled, "The Transformational Word: Building a Sermon that Agitates." 

Connors encouraged preachers to "build a sermon that agitates," not in the sense of barking at people every week, but rather bringing forth truths that need to be heard, and making public questions people are afraid to ask. 

He professed that wrestling has a place in a sermon, not just in crafting

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Speaker Profile: Matt Skinner

Bio

Matthew L. Skinner is Associate Professor of New Testament at Luther Seminary. Mostly recently he has written The Trial Narratives: Conflict, Power, and Identity in the New Testament(2010). He is the co-editor of Shaping the Scriptural Imagination: Truth, Meaning, and the Theological Interpretation of the Bible(2011). He also has contributed to a number of resources for pastors, teachers, and students, including The New Interpreter's Bible One Volume Commentary (2010), Feasting on the Word: Preaching

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Great Line-Up of Speakers at the 2015 Festival!

You won't want to miss the incredible preaching at the 2015 Festival of Homiletics in Denver! Here are just a few of the great speakers you can expect to hear: 

Anthony Bailey
Lead Minister, Parkdale United Church, Ottawa, Canada

Nadia Bolz-Weber
Founding Pastor, House for All Sinners and Saints, Denver

Anna Carter Florence
Peter Marshall Associate Professor of Preaching, Columbia Theological Seminary

Yvette Flunder
Founder and Lead Pastor of City Refuge UCC Church, San Francisco

Rolf Jacobson

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Speaker Profile: Anthony Bailey

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Lead Minister, Parkdale United Church, Ottawa, Canada

Originally from Barbados, Anthony Bailey has lived and served in various parts of Canada, in Kenya and Jamaica. A teacher at heart, Bailey taught at the McGill University joint theological colleges in Montreal and the Theological College of the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica. He is an occasional lecturer at the Ottawa School of Theology and Spirituality and has been a guest lecturer at Queen’s University School of

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