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Winter 2012

Celebration of Biblical Preaching 2011: Preaching on the Edge

The 2011 Celebration of Biblical Preaching, a conference consisting of plenary presentations, inspiring worship services, informative workshops and great fellowship, was held at Luther Seminary from Oct. 3-5. Nearly 300 pastors, ministers, priests and Luther students and faculty participated in this annual lifelong learning opportunity designed to strengthen and inspire preachers for gospel proclamation to the whole church. This year's theme centered around Preaching on the Edge.

Keynote speakers included Walter Brueggemann, professor emeritus of Old Testament, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Ga.; Doug Pagitt, pastor, Solomon's Porch, Minneapolis; Mary Hinkle Shore, professor of New Testament, Luther Seminary; Raphael Warnock, senior pastor, Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta; and Will Willimon, bishop of the United Methodist Church and former dean of chapel, Duke University, Durham, N.C.

In addition to keynote presentations, those in attendance also participated in workshops led by 10 Luther Seminary faculty and local pastors that addressed various questions around preaching.

Videos of each speaker are available at To view photos from the event, visit Choose Sets, then choose 2011 Celebration of Biblical Preaching.

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