Anthony Bailey

Minister of Worship, Parkdale United Church, Ottawa, Canada

Craig Barnes

President and Professor of Pastoral Ministry at Princeton Theological Seminary

John Bell

Liturgical Composer and Church Musician

Tangled Blue

Folk-rock Traveling Music Duo Aimee and Joel Pakan with fellow musicians Hilary James, Nate Houge and Rob Ticherich

Barbara Brown Taylor

Professor of Religion, Piedmont College

Walter Brueggemann

Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary

Anna Carter Florence

Peter Marshall Associate Professor of Preaching, Columbia Theological Seminary

David Cherwien

Artistic Director - The National Lutheran Choir, 2013-14 Season

Michael Curry

Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina

Lillian Daniel

Senior Minister, First Congregational Church, Glen Ellyn, IL.

Angela Dienhart Hancock

Assistant Professor of Homiletics and Worship, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Eric Elnes

Senior Minister, Countryside Community Church (UCC), Omaha, NE, and Host of Darkwood Brew (

The Hurst Family

Music Ministry in the Kingdom of God

The Fleshpots of Egypt

Bluegrass Music Group

Yvette Flunder

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

Yogadevotion & Healing Prayer

Pastor Cindy Senarighi to lead yoga, healing prayer and Lisa Enders Banning to offer Healing Touch chair & hand massage

Tonia Hughes

National Recording Artist and Worship Leader

Grace Imathiu

Minister, United Methodist Church

Rolf Jacobson

Associate Professor of Old Testament; Luther Seminary

Kevin Kling

Author, Playwright, Storyteller, and American commentator for National Public Radio

Karoline Lewis

Alvin N. Rogness Associate Professor of Homiletics, Luther Seminary

David Lose

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

National Lutheran Choir

The National Lutheran Choir, under the direction of Dr. David Cherwien

Chuck Marohnic

Jazz Pianist, Musician, Educator, Author, Composer and Arranger.

MaryAnn McKibben Dana

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

Brian McLaren

Author, speaker and activist

Otis Moss III

Pastor, Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago

Susan Palo Cherwien

Freelance Writer and Musician

Luke Powery

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

Sara Renner

Director of Contemporary Worship at St. Andrews Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi, MN

Robert Robinson

Recording Artist

Carol Rogers

Award-winning Jazz Vocalist & Vocal Coach

Peter Rollins

Writer, Lecturer, Storyteller and Public Speaker

David Schmalenberger

Assistant Head of the Percussion Department at McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul, Minnesota

Mark Sedio

Director of Music at Central Lutheran Church

Mike Slaughter

Lead Pastor, Ginghamsburg UMC; Ohio

Billy Steele

Grammy Award Winning, World-Renowned Singer & Songwriter

Darnell Davis & the Remnants

Songwriter & Producer, Gospel Ensemble

Jamar Esaw and TRIAD: 4CHRIST

Gospel Artist and his 30+ member Gospel Choir

Will Willimon

Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry

Lauren Winner

Assistant Professor of Christian Spirituality, Duke Divinity School; Priest Associate at St. Luke's Episcopal Church and Author

Heatherlyn Yogadevotions

Singer & Songwriter

Jay Young

Twin Cities bassist - freelance performer and educator


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A Preview of Denver Highlights

More detailed information about Denver attractions, restaurants, and charities is to come, but here is a short preview list of some of the things you may want to check out while you are in this great city! 

Mount Evans "is the road into the sky. Drive from 8,700 feet at Idaho Spring where you turn off Interstate 70 to 14,240 feet to the summit, and you will pass through 3 life zones, passing ancient trees, lakes and forest to the land above timberline."

Kirkland Museum "has one of the most important public displays of international decorative art in North America, from about 1875

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Speaker Line-Up for 2015


It's not too early to start thinking about the Festival of Homiletics 2015! This year's theme is "Preaching from the Mountain: Heralds of Good Tidings." It will take place May 11-15 in Denver, Colorado. More information will be posted in the coming weeks and months, but for now, here is the line-up of incredible speakers you can expect to hear at the 2015 Festival:

Nadia Bolz-Weber

Sara Miles

Karoline Lewis

Andrew Foster Conners

Eunjoo Mary Kim

Michael Curry

Barbara Lundblad

Donald Davis

Walter Brueggemann 

Luke Powery

Yvette Flunder

Rabbi Ben Romer

Mary Hess

Diana Butler Bass

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