"The Word became flesh and blood,
and moved into the neighborhood."

The Gospel according to John reminds us that Jesus, the Word, took on flesh and moved in among us. Something in the preached word, proclaimed each week among the Lord's gathered people, continues this movement "into the neighborhood."

This year our Preaching Festival will focus on how preachers must locate themselves and root God's word in particular places and among particular people. You will hear our guest preachers talk about how they have found ways to move in among their neighbors - going from Text to Context. You will hear our preachers talk about how to find a word for their people in the times and places where they find themselves, and how to sustain a life of incarnational preaching.