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Lillian Daniel
Author of TIRED OF APOLOGIZING FOR A CHURCH I DON'T BEL;ONG TO

A national speaker and writer, Lillian Daniel has served as the Senior Minister of the First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, of Glen Ellyn since 2004.

She is the author of the book Tell It Like It Is: Reclaiming the Practice of Testimony, which is the story of one church’s attempt to get mainline Protestants to talk to each other about God.

Her newest book, This Odd and Wondrous Calling: The Public and Private Lives of Two Ministers, co-authored by Martin B. Copenhaver is a humorous and honest look at the ministry.

Her next book, coming out in January, 2013 is When Spiritual But Not Religious is Not Enough: Seeing God in Unexpected Places, Even the Church. http://jerichobooks.com/portfolio/when-spiritual-but-not-religious-is-not-enough/

A contributing editor to the Christian Century Magazine, and to Leadership, her work has also appeared in Christianity Today, Books and Culture, the Journal for Preachers and in the daily e-mail devotionals available at ucc.org.

She has taught preaching at Yale Divinity School, Chicago Theological Seminary, and the University of Chicago Divinity School.

She serves on the boards of Interfaith Worker Justice, Yale Divinity School and Chicago Theological Seminary.

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