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Festival of Homiletics, Day 5

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The festival concluded today, and for us it was a rushed morning followed by yet another surprise.
At the morning worship service the liturgy was led by the eclectic and highly acclaimed John Bell, who was supposed to have been

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Festival of Homiletics, Day 4

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Today was the last full day of the Festival.

In the morning worship we heard a sermon by Michael Curry, Anglican Bishop of North Carolina. He delivered a lively sermon steeped in the traditions of African American preaching, reminding us

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Festival of Homiletics; Day 3

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Today was another full day in Nashville.

During the morning worship time we received an incredibly funny and deeply moving sermon from Craig Barnes, entitled “Preaching to the Rabble”. In Numbers 11:4 we read of the rabble who never stopped

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Day 2, Festival of Homiletics

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Day 2 (Tuesday, May 18th) began with a sermon by yesterday’s lecturer, Anna Carter Florence. Her text was the troublesome Matthew 15:21-28 text in which Jesus essentially uses a racial slur, calling the Canaanite woman a dog. She poked fun

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Festival of Homiletics

Post a Comment » Written on May 18th, 2010     
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I am in Nashville this week, attending the 2010 Festival of Homiletics with a fellow pastor from Japan. I’ll be posting daily entries if I can keep up.

Day 1: Pastor Hirano and I started the day in Shinagawa at

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