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2019 Festival of Homiletics - Minneapolis

"Preaching as Moral Imagination"

 

Speakers


Speaker Profile: Otis Moss III

Bio

The Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III is the Senior Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, IL. Otis Moss III previously served as pastor of the historic Tabernacle Baptist Church in Augusta, Ga. He speaks and preaches at churches, seminaries and colleges worldwide. Pulpit Journal recently named Moss one of the 20 ministers to watch who will shape the future of the African-American church. Belief.net named Moss one of the future religious leaders who will impact the African- American church.

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Speaker Profile: Grace Imathiu

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Grace Imathiu is a minister in the United Methodist Church. A native of Kenya, she is an ordained elder in the Methodist Church in Kenya. Imathiu was educated in Kenya, the U.S., Israel and England. As a preacher and Bible study teacher, Imathiu is in constant demand worldwide. She is especially a favorite among the youth and has been a preacher at the International Christian Youth Conference in and the National Christian Youth Conference. Additionally, Imathiu has led Bible studies and been

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Speaker Profile: Richard Ward

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Richard F. Ward received his B.A. from Oklahoma Baptist University, his M.F.A. from Trinity University (in conjunction with the Dallas Theater Center), a M.A.R. from Christian Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University.

Ward is Professor of Homiletics and Worship at Phillips Theological Seminary, where he holds the Fred B. Craddock Chair. Richard brings to the study of preaching a rich background in performance studies and practices. He is particularly interested in the arts

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Speaker Profile: Craig Barnes

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Craig Barnes is the seventh president of Princeton Theological Seminary. In 2012 he was elected to be the president of Princeton Theological Seminary and began his presidency in January 2013. Barnes also serves as professor of pastoral ministry at the seminary. Craig Barnes was raised on Long Island, New York.  After graduating from The King’s College, Barnes earned his Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Seminary in 1981 and his Ph.D. in the History of Christianity from the University

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Speaker Profile: Brian McLaren

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In 1982, Brian McLaren co-founded Cedar Ridge Community Church, a trans-denominational church in the Baltimore area. In 2006, he left the pastorate to devote himself full time to writing and speaking. Time magazine called him one of the 25 most influential evangelicals in America. McLaren has been active in networking and mentoring church planters and pastors since the mid-1980s, and has assisted in the development of several new churches.

He is a graduate of the University of Maryland, where

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