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Homiletics: Reading List

Post a Comment » Written on May 25th, 2009     
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At the festival we also enjoyed a wonderful bookstore, temporarily set up at the church by Cokesbury. Wow! What an incredible collection of great homiletical literature. I picked up the following books and have already started reading!

“The Purposes of

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Festival of Homiletics: Final Day

Post a Comment » Written on May 25th, 2009     
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Well, it’s been an incredible week and the final day was no exception.

Thomas Troeger gave a lecture, followed by a sermon. His insights and incredible imagination are such an inspiration! His lecture was titled “Preaching in an Age of

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Festival of Homiletics: Day Four

Post a Comment » Written on May 22nd, 2009     
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This day started out with an incredible treat. Fred Craddock preached the title, “What Shall I Do With the Gift?” And what a gift it was! He is as sharp as ever. Absolutely wonderful! All preachers struggle with the difficulty

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Festival of Homiletics: Day Three

Post a Comment » Written on May 21st, 2009     
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Another great day! 

The first preacher was Michael Curry and he spoke from John 1:8, borrowing Long’s concept of preaching as a witness. He reminded us that we need to move away from the production business, which puts value on

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Festival of Homiletics: Day 2

Post a Comment » Written on May 21st, 2009     
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Tuesday began with more gems from Barbara Brown Taylor… you should have seen the line for her book signing during the coffee break! She was followed by Teresa L. Fry-Brown and then Thomas Long took the podium and WOW!!! 

Long

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2009 Festival of Homiletics

Post a Comment » Written on May 18th, 2009     
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I flew into Atlanta today to attend the 2009 Festival of Homiletics. You can read more about it at GoodPreacher.com

The opening session this evening was packed with fantastic content. Musical performances ranged from Gospel to Classical, Folk and Jazz.

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