Dawn Alitz

Director of the Center for Lifelong Learning at Luther Seminary

Anthony Bailey

Lead Minister, Parkdale United Church, Ottawa, Canada

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

Cláudio Carvalhaes

Associate Professor of Worship at Union Theological Seminary

Ashley Cleveland

Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter

Samuel Cruz

Associate Professor of Church and Society, Union Theological Seminary

The Fleshpots of Egypt

Bluegrass Music Group

Yvette Flunder

Founder and Senior Pastor, City of Refuge United Church of Christ, Presiding Bishop, The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries

David Gambrell - Liturgist

Festival Liturgist

Adam Hamilton

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

Dawn Hand - Liturgist


David Howell

Founder, Festival of Homiletics

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

David Lose

President, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia

Los Conquistadores - Mariachi

Premier Young Mariachi Group

Alma de Jalisco - Mariachi

Best Mariachi group serving Orange County, TX

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”

Cindy Senarighi

Author, Speaker and Co-founder/CEO of Yogadevotion

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

Cindy Senarighi, Yogadevotion

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


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?

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Festival Blog

Westminster John Knox Publishing: Publishing Excellence Since 1858

Many thanks to Westminster John Knox (WKJ) Publishing for sponsoring our coffee break on Thursday! 

The academic and trade imprint of the Presbyterian Publishing Corporation (PPC), WJK publishes approximately 60 new books and other resources each year.

With a publishing history dating back to 1838, WJK and its predecessors have served scholars, students, clergy, and general readers. Most of its publications are used in the training of seminarians, the dissemination of religious scholars' work, and the spiritual and ethical formation of clergy and laity.

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Columbia Theological Seminary: Cultivating faithful leaders for God’s changing world!

Many thanks to Columbia Theological Seminary for sponsoring our coffee break on Wednesday of the Festival! 

"Columbia Theological Seminary exists to educate and nurture faithful, imaginative, and effective leaders for the sake of the Church and the world." - Courtesy of

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