I just got home from a few days at the Festival of Homiletics, a yearly preaching conference organized by Luther Seminary that draws people from a variety of denominations. I was honored to preach for this gathering and to take part in a Q&A with one of my favorite writers, Barbara Brown Taylor.
But let me tell you about one of the other highlights!
On Wednesday during lunch, the folks at Westminster Presbyterian (one of the host churches) hosted a gathering for all the Presbyterians in attendance. As far as we know it’s the first time in the festival’s 22 year history that such a gathering has taken place! The event provided time for conversation and networking, but also for me to connect with about 100 members of the Presbyterian “tribe” and listen to what’s happening on the ground in our denomination.