Dawn Alitz

Director of the Center for Lifelong Learning at Luther Seminary

Anthony Bailey

Lead Minister, Parkdale United Church, Ottawa, Canada

Craig Barnes

President and Professor of Pastoral Ministry at Princeton Theological Seminary

Eric D. Barreto

Weyerhaeuser Associate Professor of New Testament, Princeton Seminary

Cory Booker

United States Senator for New Jersey

Karen Brau

Senior Pastor, Luther Place Memorial Church

Walter Brueggemann

Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary

Geraldine Buckley


Mariann Budde

Bishop of Washington and Standing Member of the Executive Committee, Washington National Cathedral

Diana Butler Bass

Author, speaker and independent scholar of American religion and culture

Anna Carter Florence

Peter Marshall Professor of Preaching, Columbia Theological Seminary

Samuel Cruz

Associate Professor of Religion and Society, Union Theological Seminary

Maria Teresa Dávila

Associate Professor of Christian Ethics, Andover Newton Theological School

Jill Duffield

Editor and Publisher, The Presbyterian Outlook

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

Brad Froslee - Liturgist

Senior Pastor, St. Michael's Lutheran Church, MN

Ginger Gaines - Cirelli

Senior Pastor, Foundry United Methodist Church

Heidi Green

Registered Yoga Teacher, EFM, MPP and RYT 500.

River Guerguerian

Multi-Percussionist, Composer and Educator

Cynthia Hale

Senior Pastor, Ray of Hope Church

Dawn Hand - Liturgist


Carolyn Helsel

Assistant Professor of Homiletics, Austin Presebyterian Theological Seminary

Rev. Grace Imathiu

Lead Pastor, Community UMC and International Speaker

Rolf Jacobson

Professor of Old Testament, Luther Seminary

William H. Lamar IV

Senior Pastor, Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church

Rob Lee

Pastor & Author

Jacqui Lewis

Senior Minister, Middle Collegiate Church, New York, NY Executive Director, The Middle Project, Inc.

Karoline Lewis

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

David Lose

Senior Pastor, Mount Olivet Lutheran Church

Fran McKendree

Musician: Concerts, Conferences, Workshops and Worship

Otis Moss III

Pastor, Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago

Luke Powery

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

Richard Rohr, OFM

Franciscan priest and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation

Cindy Senarighi

Author, Speaker and Co-founder/CEO of Yogadevotion

Matt Skinner

Professor of New Testament at Luther Seminary

Shively Smith

Assistant Professor of New Testament, Wesley Theological Seminary

Josh Sommerville

DC Musician

Elizabeth Warren

United States Senator for Massachusetts

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27th Festival of Homiletics - 2019 Minneapolis

"Preaching as Moral Imagination"

Be inspired by God’s Word proclaimed by some of the nation’s finest preachers and teachers. Experience the fellowship of hundreds of  preachers. Learn and worship in an atmosphere that’s dynamic, friendly, nurturing and prophetic. Come renew, refresh and recharge your spirit.

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Festival Blog

Remarks by Sen. Cory Booker (audio)

U.S. Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey addressed
Festival of Homiletics participants on Tuesday, May 22,
at Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church
in Washington, D.C.

Click on the audio player at right to hear the full address.


Remarks from Sen. Elizabeth Warren are posted separately on this site.

Thanks to Abila Freestone Learning Management System for audio recording Sen. Booker's session. Recordings of the other 2018 Festival of Homiletics sessions are available for purchase now.

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Remarks by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (audio)

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts addressed
Festival of Homiletics participants on Tuesday, May 22, at
Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C.

Click on the audio player at right to hear the full address.

View video excerpts from this event, titled "What I learned from teaching Sunday School," as posted on Senator Warren's Facebook page.

Remarks from Sen. Cory Booker are posted separately on this site.

Thanks to Elizabeth McLean for sharing her audio recording of Sen. Warren's remarks. Recordings of all 2018 Festival of Homiletics sessions are available ...

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