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2019 Festival of Homiletics - Minneapolis

"Preaching as Moral Imagination"

 

Speakers


Speaker Profile: Will Willimon

Bio

An elder in the United Methodist Church, Professor Willimon served as the dean of Duke Chapel and Professor of Christian Ministry at Duke University for 20 years. He returned to Duke after serving as the UMC Bishop of the North Alabama Conference from 2004 to 2012.  Currently Will is professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry, Duke Divinity School and also pastor at Duke Memorial United Methodist Church. Will Willimon is a graduate of Wofford College. He holds a Masters of Divinity

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Speaker Profile: Adam Hamilton

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Adam Hamilton is the founding pastor of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kan. He grew up in the Kansas City area and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in pastoral ministry from Oral Roberts University and a Master of Divinity Degree from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University.  Hamilton has received the Denman Award in Evangelism and the Circuit Rider Award for excellence in church leadership.

He was named Distinguished Evangelist of the

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Speaker Profile: John Philip Newell

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The Rev. Dr. John Philip Newell, author of The Rebirthing of God, Christianity's Struggle for New Beginnings is a poet, peacemaker, and scholar. In 2011 he received the Contemplative Voices Award from the Shalem Institute in Washington DC. John Philip divides his time between Edinburgh with his family where he does most of his writing and the United States of America where he teaches and preaches across the nation. Formerly Warden of Iona Abbey in the Western Isles of Scotland, he is now Companion

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Speaker Profile: MaryAnn McKibben Dana

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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

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Speaker Profile: Rolf Jacobson

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Known for his humor and passion for the Old Testament, Rolf Jacobson appears weekly on two preaching podcasts: "Sermon Brainwave" and "I Love to Tell the Story."  His latest book, on which he collaborated with Beth Tanner and Nancy deClaisse-Walford, is the Psalms  commentary in the New International Commentary on the Old Testament series (Eerdmans, 2014).  His works also include “Crazy Talk: A Not-So-Stuffy Dictionary of Theological Terms” (Augsburg Fortress, 2008)

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