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2018 Festival of Homiletics - Washington, DC

"Preaching and Politics"


2018 Festival in D.C. - Registration Opens Nov. 1

Join us May 21-25 for the 2018 Festival of Homiletics in Washington, D.C.

The Festival of Homiletics draws 1,500+ preachers together for amazing lectures, preaching, worship and renewal.

Registration opens Nov. 1

Be inspired by God’s Word proclaimed by some of the nation’s finest preachers and teachers, including Richard Rohr, Diana Butler Bass, Walter Brueggemann, Mariann Budde, Otis Moss III, and many more.

Opening night will feature preaching by Karoline Lewis in the Washington

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Festival 2017 worship bulletins for download

In an effort to reduce paper waste, there will not be print versions of the worship bulletins at the 2017 Festival of Homiletics.

All bulletin materials will be projected on screens in the worship areas, available to view on mobile devices via the Festival App, and accessible below for advance printing.

Note: Wifi will be limited in worship venues, so we recommend downloading bulletins in advance.

Download a PDF file with all bulletins (5.5 Mb) or select from bulletins below:

Monday (5/15)

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Sermon Brainwave podcast (full version with Q & A)

Listen to Audio

Sermon Brainwave, a Working Preacher weekly podcast on the Revised Common Lectionary texts, recorded an episode at the 2015 Festival of Homiletics in Denver.

Rolf Jacobson, Karoline Lewis and Matt Skinner (pictured above from left to right) shared insights on texts for Day of Pentecost (May 24, 2015).

Click on the audio player below the photo to listen in to the extended version of the podcast, including the Q & A session that followed the Working Preacher podcast. 

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Peter Mayer music available online

Peter Mayer's music is available for order from www.petermayer.com.

Peter Mayer and Brendan Mayer at Festival of Homiletics 2015 

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Instructions for Arrivals - Welcome to the Festival!

We look forward to welcoming you to the 23rd annual Festival of Homiletics in Denver!

If you arrive on
Monday (5/11)

If you arrive on
Tues.- Fri. (5/12-15)

Registration will take place between 2 and 8 p.m. at the Bellco Theatre located inside the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver. Please enter the Convention Center at 14th Street and California, directly across from the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Look for the big Blue Bear! The Convention Center is easily

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