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2019 Festival of Homiletics - Minneapolis

"Preaching as Moral Imagination"

 

Speakers


Speaker Profile: Anthony Bailey

"Inspired ... especially by the way and teachings of Christ, how will we band together and welcome the direction and empowerment of God’s Spirit to deploy us to 'seek peace and go after it'?" -Anthony Bailey

Bio

Anthony Bailey serves as Lead Minister at Parkdale United Church in Ottawa, Canada. Originally from Barbados, he has lived and served in various parts of Canada, Africa and the Caribbean. A pastor/teacher at heart, Bailey taught at the McGill University joint theological colleges (Montreal,

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Speaker Profile: MaryAnn McKibben Dana

"At its best, though, Sabbath draws us more faithfully into the world. It connects us with the God who is Creator of all that is, and who desires the wholeness -- the shalom -- of this creation. And Sabbath gives us energy and vitality for the work to which we have been called." -MaryAnn McKibben Dana

Bio

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”

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Speaker Profile: Will Willimon

"Every religion offers to help us finite creatures climb up to or dig deep into the infinite. Only Christianity contends that the infinite descended, taking the form of our finitude - Incarnation.  This book is the good news that we need not climb up to God; in Jesus Christ, God comes down to us." -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

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Speaker Profile: Otis Moss III

"Many times God will bring out new colors when we experience the blues of a storm - we must allow, the tears of God to beat across the canvas of our soul and God will paint a new picture in our spirit.” – Otis Moss III

Bio

Dr. Otis Moss III is part of a new generation of ministers committed to preaching prophetically that the message of love and justice are inseparable companions, forming the foundation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He has a unique gift to communicate across generations. 

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Speaker Profile: Luke Powery

"One normally hears about preaching in worship, but preaching is also worship. Before a preacher takes a biblical text for a sermon, s/he should take time to pray because the power of preaching comes from God. This is to conceive of the preacher as worshipper. Before we speak to others, we must first speak to God and listen to God." -Luke Powery

Bio

LukeThe Rev. Dr. Luke A. Powery is the dean of Duke University Chapel and an associate professor of the practice of homiletics

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