Yogadevotion - Cindy Senarighi

Pastor Cindy Senarighi to lead yoga - Please bring your own mats! All classes are free!

Mariachi Alma de Jalisco

Best Mariachi group serving Orange County, TX

Anthony Bailey

Lead Minister, Parkdale United Church, Ottawa, Canada

Mixteco Ballet Folklorico

Cultural Dance Troupe

Rob Bell

Bestselling author, international teacher, and public speaker

Nadia Bolz-Weber

Founding Pastor, House for All Sinners and Saints, Denver

Barbara Brown Taylor

Professor of Religion, Piedmont College

Walter Brueggemann

Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary

Amy Butler

Senior Pastor, The Riverside Church of New York

Anna Carter Florence

Peter Marshall Professor of Preaching, Columbia Theological Seminary

The Fleshpots of Egypt

Bluegrass Music Group

Yvette Flunder

Founder and Lead Pastor of City of Refuge UCC Church; San Francisco, CA

Adam Hamilton

Founding Pastor, United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, Leawood, KS

Rev. Grace Imathiu

Lead Pastor, Community UMC and International Speaker

The Rev. Micah Jackson

Bishop John Elbridge Hines Associate Professor of Preaching and Director of Comprehensive Wellness, Seminary of the Southwest

Rolf Jacobson

Professor of Old Testament, Luther Seminary

Karoline Lewis

Associate Professor of Biblical Preaching and the Marbury E. Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching, Luther Seminary

Jennifer Lord

The Dorothy B. Vickery Professor of Homiletics and Liturgical Studies, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Mariachi Los Conquistadores

Premier Young Mariachi Group

David Lose

President, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia

Alyce McKenzie

Le Van Professor of Preaching and Worship Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor Director, Center for Preaching Excellence

Brian McLaren

Author, speaker and activist

Otis Moss III

Pastor, Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago

Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie

Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

Luke Powery

Dean of Duke University Chapel & Associate Professor of Homiletics at the Divinity School

Fr. Michael Renninger

Pastor, St. Mary Catholic Church in Richmond, VA

Bishop Craig Satterlee

Author, preacher, bishop, teacher, conference speaker, congregational consultant, "entrepreneurial leader,” “churchman”

Matt Skinner

Professor of New Testament at Luther Seminary

Minton Sparks

Southern Author, Storyteller, Poet and Songwriter

Raquel St. Clair Lettsome

Associate Minister at Union A.M.E. Church and Managing Partner of Say AMEN!

Lisa L. Thompson

Assistant Professor of Homiletics, Union Theological Seminary

Will Willimon

Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry at Duke Divinity School


25th Festival of Homiletics - 2017 San Antonio, TX

"Preaching on the Borders"

Be inspired by God’s Word proclaimed by some of the nation’s finest preachers and teachers. Experience the fellowship of more than a thousand preachers. Learn and worship in an atmosphere that’s dynamic, friendly, nurturing and prophetic.

Come renew, refresh and recharge your spirit.  Not convinced yet?

Click here to see what attendees have said about the 2016 Festival of Homiletics!

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Efforts of Healing

“The world is a place where beauty and grace exist alongside sordidness and violence … it is on behalf of expanding the domain of the former that we denounce and resist the latter. All genuine efforts to heal our society or the environment are at root acts of love, acts of caring as well as condemning.”[i]

In the Gospel text for this second week of Advent, John the Baptist speaks truth we may not want to hear. He foretells of a fiery baptism to come when our Savior will separate out the wheat and the chaff in our broken world. It is easy to anthropomorphize the nutritious grain ...

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What's the Festival like?

"[The Festival has been] a reorientation to the Kingdom of God and to who we are called to be as pastors in the midst of the world and in the midst of challenges and difficulties. So it's been spirit-filled in a very incredible way." 

Hear from Esther Rodriguez and other past Festival of Homiletics participants about their experiences! 

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