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Anthony Bailey

Minister of Worship, Parkdale United Church, Ottawa, Canada

Craig Barnes

President and Professor of Pastoral Ministry at Princeton Theological Seminary

Nadia Bolz Weber

Founding Pastor, House for All Sinners and Saints, Denver

Walter Brueggemann

Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary

Diana Butler Bass

Author, speaker and independent scholar of American religion and culture

Anna Carter Florence

Peter Marshall Associate Professor of Preaching, Columbia Theological Seminary

Michael Curry

Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina

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Yvette Flunder

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

Andrew Foster Connors - New Voice

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Adam Hamilton

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

Mary Hess - New Voice

Professor of Educational Leadership and Chair of Leadership Division

Grace Imathiu

Minister, United Methodist Church

Rolf Jacobson

Associate Professor of Old Testament; Luther Seminary

Eunjoo Mary Kim - New Voice

Professor of Homiletics and Liturgics; Iliff School of Theology, Denver

Karoline Lewis

Alvin N. Rogness Associate Professor of Homiletics, Luther Seminary

David Lose

The Marbury E. Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching, Luther Seminary

Barbara Lundblad

Joe R. Engle Professor of Preaching Emerita, Union Theological Seminary in New York City

MaryAnn McKibben Dana

Pastor, Idylwood Presbyterian Church & Co-Chair of NEXT Church

Brian McLaren

Author, speaker and activist

Sara Miles - New Voice

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Otis Moss III

Pastor, Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago

Carrie Newcomer - New Voice

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John Philip Newell - New Voice

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Luke Powery

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

Rabbi Ben Romer - New Voice

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Richard Ward - New Voice

Fred B. Craddock Professor of Homiletics and Worship Director of Denominational Formation (United Church of Christ), Phillips Theological Seminary

Will Willimon

Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry

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"Preaching from the Mountain: Heralds of Good Tidings"

Isaiah 40: 9 Get you up to a high mountain,O Zion, herald of good tidings;

lift up your voice with strength, O Jerusalem, herald of good tidings,

lift it up, do not fear; say to the cities of Judah,“Here is your God!”

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Registration Opens November 3!

denverRegistration for the 2015 Festival of Homiletics opens November 3rd! You will be able to register by visiting this link. 

This year's theme is Preaching from the Mountain: Heralds of Good Tidings and will take place May 11-15, 2015 in downtown Denver. You won't want to miss a great speaker line-up, Nadia Bolz-Weber and Sara Miles on opening night, or an enriching interfaith dialogue with John Philip Newell and Rabbi Ben Romer. The city of Denver has much to offer as well.

We hope you will be able to join us! If you haven't seen the preview video for this year's

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Festival of Homiletics Registration Opens Nov. 3

Make plans today to join us May 11-15 for the 2015 Festival of Homiletics in downtown Denver.

Praised by the New York Times as being at the center of “a world of preaching stars,” the Festival annually draws 1,800 preaching colleagues together for an amazing week of preaching, lectures, worship and renewal.

This year’s theme is "Preaching from the Mountain: Heralds of Good Tidings," and it marks the first time in 20 years the festival will be held west of the Mississippi.

Opening night will feature Sara Miles and preacher Nadia Bolz-Weber in Denver's Bellco Theater.

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