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 Preaching”, Jana Childers, ed.
“The Company of Preachers”, Richard Lischer, ed.
“Preaching From Memory To . . . → Read More: Homiletics: Reading List
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 Spiritual Hunger and Religious Violence”. He spoke poignantly of the sorrow in preaching. Noting that . . . → Read More: Festival of Homiletics: Final Day
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 of fulfilling one’s calling. Some choose to deny they have the gift. Others deny they . . . → Read More: Festival of Homiletics: Day Four
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 the finished product, and instead just try to point to the one who produces . . . → Read More: Festival of Homiletics: Day Three
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 highlighted 4 stories from Luke, weaving together a compelling and unified understanding of Luke’s . . . → Read More: Festival of Homiletics: Day 2
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. Barbara Brown Taylor opened with an incredible message that oriented us to life here in . . . → Read More: 2009 Festival of Homiletics