Schedule

2014 Festival of Homiletics - "Preaching with Holy Imagination"

The Festival of Homiletics is a week-long conference that brings together top-notch preachers and professors of Homiletics to inspire a discourse about preaching, worship and culture.

Lectures and worship services are open only to paid participants to maintain adequate seating for all of our registered participants.

Downloadable PDF 2014 Program

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Monday 05/19/2014
Central Lutheran
2:00PM - 8:00PM
Registration
Yogadevotion and Healing TouchYogadevotion & Healing Prayer
6:20PM
Welcome from Festival StaffKaroline Lewis,
Anthony Bailey
6:30PM
Worship - “Singing Songs Old and New – Singing Our Way to Faith” Ephesians 5: 15-20 with Sermon by David Lose, worship planned by Central Lutheran worship staff featuring organist Mark SedioDavid Lose,
Mark Sedio
7:30PM
"Preaching with Holy Imagination" with storyteller Kevin KlingKevin Kling
8:00PM
Hymn Festival and Singing with the National Lutheran Choir - Director David Cherwien, Reflections - Susan Palo CherwienNational Lutheran Choir,
David Cherwien,
Susan Palo Cherwien
Tuesday 05/20/2014
Central Lutheran
7:00AM
Yogadevotion: yoga, healing prayer and chair massage - Preregister for the ClassYogadevotion & Healing Prayer
8:45AM
Worship: "Getting Smashed for Jesus - Jeremiah 18:1-12; Isaiah 45:9-10; II Corinthians 4:7-15" sermon by Walter Brueggemann with Mark Sedio, organist and worship plannerWalter Brueggemann,
Mark Sedio
9:35AM
LectureAnna Carter Florence
10:30AM
Morning Break
11:00AM
Worship:"Inside the Dark Cloud of God: Exodus 20:18-21 and Luke 9:32-36" with sermon by Barbara Brown Taylor with Mark Sedio, organist and worship plannerBarbara Brown Taylor,
Mark Sedio
12:00PM
Lunch Break
Yogadevotion: yoga, healing prayer and chair massage - Open ClassYogadevotion & Healing Prayer
Book-signing with Barbara Brown Taylor @ Cokesbury bookstoreBarbara Brown Taylor
1:30PM
Worship: "Learning to Love Leah - Genesis 29: 15-20" with sermon by Craig Barnes with liturgist John BellCraig Barnes,
John Bell
2:30PM
Lecture: "Preaching the Prophetic Blues in a Post-Modern World"Otis Moss III
4:00PM
Yogadevotion: yoga, healing prayer and chair massage - Open ClassYogadevotion & Healing Prayer
6:45PM
Worship: "Lips, Stomach, Heart - Matthew 15: 10-20" sermon by MaryAnn McKibben Dana, liturgist Jim Sommerville & organist Mark SedioMaryAnn McKibben Dana,
Mark Sedio
7:30PM
DialogueBarbara Brown Taylor,
MaryAnn McKibben Dana
8:30PM
Beer and Hymns - Hosted by Scott Simmons of Lydia's Place at Brit's Pub on Nicollet Mall Music by the Fleshpots of EgyptThe Fleshpots of Egypt
Westminster Presbyterian
8:45AM
Worship: "Imaginative Belief: Matthew: 28: 1-7, 16-20" sermon by Will Willimon with liturgy planned by Westminster Presbyterian Worship StaffWill Willimon
9:35AM
Lecture: "Confessions of an ADD Preacher"Will Willimon
10:30AM
Morning Break sponsored by InFaith Community Foundation (Formerly Lutheran Community Foundation)
11:00AM
Lecture: "Preaching into Conflict"Craig Barnes
12:00PM
Lunch Break
1:30PM
Darkwood Brew UnpluggedAnna Carter Florence,
Eric Elnes,
Chuck Marohnic,
David Schmalenberger,
Carol Rogers,
Jay Young
3:00PM
Darkwood Brew Follow-upEric Elnes,
Anna Carter Florence
Wednesday 05/21/2014
Central Lutheran
7:00AM
Yogadevotion - Morning yoga, healing prayer and chair massage - Preregister for the ClassYogadevotion & Healing Prayer
8:45AM
Worship: “Preaching as Translation, Preaching as Mission: A Homily for the Feast Day of John Eliot - Romans 15:13-21" with sermon by Lauren Winner and liturgist Sara RennerLauren Winner,
Sara Renner
9:35AM
Lecture: "Preaching John: Central, Not Supplemental, to Holy Imagination"Karoline Lewis
10:30AM
Morning Break sponsored by Celebrating Grace, Inc.
11:00AM
Lecture: "Gleanings from an Aging Dreamer"Mike Slaughter
12:00PM
Lunch Break
Yogadevotion: yoga, healing prayer and chair massage - Open ClassYogadevotion & Healing Prayer
Book-signing with Mike Slaughter @ Cokesbury bookstoreMike Slaughter
1:30PM
Worship: "God is a Mighty Healer!" John 9 1-11 with sermon by Yvette Flunder with liturgist Sara RennerYvette Flunder,
Sara Renner
2:30PM
Lecture: "Movement or Monument?"Yvette Flunder
4:00PM
Yogadevotion: yoga, healing prayer and chair massage - Open ClassYogadevotion & Healing Prayer
6:45PM
Worship:"Caught Between Can't and Can't Not"  Based on Psalm 137 with Sermon by Rolf Jacobson and liturgist John BellRolf Jacobson,
John Bell
7:30PM
A Night of Music & StorytellingTangled Blue
Westminster Presbyterian
8:45AM
Worship: "Noah's Ark" Genesis 6:1 - 9:16 with sermon by Lillian Daniel with liturgist John BellJohn Bell,
Lillian Daniel
9:35AM
Lecture: "Who's Asking? (Are We Answering Questions That Nobody's Asking?)Lillian Daniel
10:30AM
Morning Break sponsored by Celebrating Grace
11:00AM
Lecture: "Hidden Women in Holy Scripture"John Bell
12:00PM
Lunch Break
1:30PM
Worship: "Missional Community - Isaiah 6: 1-4" sermon by Mike Slaughter with worship planned by Teri Johnson and Sally JohnsonMike Slaughter
2:30PM
Workshop - A Narrative Lectionary: Preaching through the Biblical StoryRolf Jacobson
Lecture- "What Preachers Can Learn from Novelists and Poets"Lauren Winner
Thursday 05/22/2014
Central Lutheran
7:00AM
Yogadevotion: Morning yoga, healing prayer and chair massage - Preregister for the ClassYogadevotion & Healing Prayer
8:45AM
Worship: "The Life You Save May Be Your Own Genesis 25:21-33; Genesis 33:1-9 sermon by Brian McLaren with liturgist Sara RennerBrian McLaren
9:35AM
Lecture: "Light Fires, Issue Permission Slips, Invite Others into the Interpretive Community"Brian McLaren
11:00AM
Lecture: "Fools for Christ: The Sermon as Weapon of Subversion"Peter Rollins
12:00PM
Lunch Break
Yogadevotion: yoga, healing prayer and chair massage - Open ClassYogadevotion & Healing Prayer
1:30PM
Worship: "Encountering Ourselves in the Other Bible verse - Paul's conversion" sermon by Peter Rollins with liturgist Sara RennerPeter Rollins,
Sara Renner
2:30PM
Lecture: "Jonah, the Whale, and a Homiletic of Abundant Life"David Lose
4:00PM
Worship by Yogadevotion with Holy Communion with special music by HeatherlynYogadevotion & Healing Prayer,
Heatherlyn Yogadevotions
7:00PM — Concert
Minnesota Gospel ShowcaseSara Renner,
Jamar Esaw and TRIAD: 4CHRIST,
Tonia Hughes,
Robert Robinson,
The Hurst Family,
Darnell Davis & the Remnants,
Billy Steele
Westminster Presbyterian
8:45AM
Worship: "Daring to Dream - Genesis 37: 1-5, 12-28" Sermon by Luke Powery with liturgist John BellJohn Bell,
Luke Powery
9:35AM
Lecture: "Courageous Kerygma and Crazy Christianity"Michael Curry
10:30AM
Morning Break
11:00AM
Lecture: "Can These Bones Live? Preaching to Zombies"Luke Powery
12:00PM
Lunch Break
1:30PM
Worship:"Jesus of Nazareth Will Rock Your World!" Matthew 28:1-10 sermon by Michael Curry, liturgist Scott Simmons & featuring the FleshpotsMichael Curry
2:30PM
Lecture: "The Suspected Gift of a Lively Imagination"John Bell
Friday 05/23/2014
Central Lutheran
8:45AM
Worship: "Dress Code - Matthew 22: 1-14" with sermon by Angela Dienhart Hancock, liturgist Sara RennerAngela Dienhart Hancock,
Sara Renner
9:35AM
Lecture: "Sermons in Quarantine: The Preacher and Imaginative Resistance"Angela Dienhart Hancock
10:30AM
Morning Break
11:00AM
Worship with Holy Communion,"As Far as Bethany" Psalm 47 with sermon by Grace Imathiu, liturgist Laura ThelanderGrace Imathiu