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Prophetic Preaching In a Time Such as This

Preaching Truth-in-Love in Polarized Times
The Rev. Ed Bacon, guest facilitator
Thursday February 22, 2018, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  [Register here]

We will explore the art of Jesus’ sermons that transcended dualities, dichotomies, and fear-based tribalism. Clergy and preachers are invited to attend this special one-day workshop offered by The Reverend Ed Bacon. Drawing on comments received from many preachers who have found our world of current events to be so challenging, this offering is designed to help us find our voices in a time such as this. There are characteristics of Jesus’s teaching-sermons that balanced critical truth-speaking with unequivocal love for his listeners. We will explore the art of preaching that transcends the dichotomies and dualities of the pastoral and the political.

The workshop is offered free of charge underwritten by St. Mark’s Cathedral and a grant from the Office of the Bishop of the Diocese of Olympia. Lunch is provided but advanced registration is required.

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About the facilitator:
The Reverend Ed Bacon is an Episcopal priest who retired in 2016 after more than twenty years as rector of All Saints’ Church in Pasadena, California, where his commitment to “inclusive compassion and justice for everyone” informed his transformative leadership in the largest congregation in the Episcopal Church. He marks a meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1967 as shaping his worldview, and his ministry ever since. He was named Whiteside Distinguished Preacher by Candler School of Theology at Emory University, and he was awarded honorary doctorates from Church Divinity School of the Pacific and Mercer University. He has appeared on Oprah television and radio, and he is the author of Eight Habits of Love: Open Your Heart, Open Your Mind. He continues to preach and teach around the world since retiring to Birmingham, Alabama with his wife Hope.