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

Donald Davis


Pulpit Fiction

Progressive Christian Podcast - Hosts Eric Fistler and Robb McCoy

Yvette Flunder

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

Andrew Foster Connors

Senior Pastor, Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church

Adam Hamilton

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

Mary Hess

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

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

Author, Founder and Director, the Food Pantry, Director of Ministry, St. Gregory Nyssa Episcopal Church

Otis Moss III

Pastor, Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago

Carrie Newcomer

Songwriter, Recording Artist, Performer and Educator

John Philip Newell

Poet, Peacemaker and Scholar

Luke Powery

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

Rabbi Ben Romer

Spiritual Advisor, Bonay Kodesh, Chesterfield County, Vir.

Richard Ward

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


"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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Festival Blog

Interfaith Dialogue

During Wednesday evening of the 2015 Festival, we will be hosting an interfaith dialogue with poet, peacemaker, and scholar John Philip Newell and spiritual advisor Rabbi Ben Romer. The conversations are sure to be fruitful and engaging. You definitely won't want to miss this! 

The Rev. Dr. John Philip Newell, author of The
Rebirthing of God, Christianity's Struggle for New Beginnings is a poet, peacemaker, and scholar. In 2011 he received the Contemplative Voices Award from the Shalem Institute in Washington DC. John Philip divides his time between Edinburgh with his family where he does

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Happy Thanksgiving to our Canadian friends!

Happy Thanksgiving to our Canadian friends! Over 100 of our attendees at last year's Festival of Homiletics were from Canada. We hope you have a blessed day! We are very grateful for your presence and partnering in ministry. 

Image Credit: Fall Sampler
Creative Commons Image by Micky on Flickr

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