2015 Festival of Homiletics Schedule

"Preaching from the Mountain: Heralds of Good Tidings"

 

  • 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.

 

Monday 05/11/2015
Bellco Theater
2:00PM - 8:00PM
Registration
6:20PM
Welcome from the Festival Staff
6:30PM
Worship w/Holy Communion: "Light into the World: Hope for a New Day" A Bluegrass Liturgy with Sermon by Nadia Bolz-Weber, Music and Liturgy by Kent GustavsonNadia Bolz Weber,
Kent Gustavson
7:30PM
Lecture: "In the Weeds: How to be a Street-Corner Evangelist."Sara Miles - New Voice
Tuesday 05/12/2015
Central Presbyterian Church
8:45AM
Worship: "When the Only Thing You Need Is Your Mom" Text: John 2:1-11 Sermon by Karoline LewisKaroline Lewis
9:35AM
Lecture: "Screw It, I'll Go First; Getting Hit By the Bus of the Gospel"Nadia Bolz Weber
10:30AM
Break: Coffee and Snacks Provided
11:00AM
Worship: "Coming Down from the Mountain" with sermon by Sara Miles and music by Kent GustavsonSara Miles - New Voice,
Kent Gustavson
12:00PM
Lunch Break: Prepaid Box Lunches available at Trinity UMC
Yin Yogadevotion: For those with joint stiffness or who desire a more meditative practice.Yogadevotion - West Classroom
1:30PM
Worship:"Lawyer Up" Nehemiah 8:1-12 with sermon by Andrew Foster ConnorsAndrew Foster Connors - New Voice
2:30PM
Lecture: "Preaching in an Age of Globalization"Eunjoo Mary Kim - New Voice
4:00PM
Yang yoga, vinyasa style, flowing from one asana to another.Yogadevotion - West Classroom
6:45PM
Worship: Holden Vespers - “Remember What We Know, Little Baby” I Samuel 16:1-13; Mathew 11:25-30 Sermon by Walter BrueggemannWalter Brueggemann
7:30PM
Storytelling: "Stories that change the teller and the listener."Donald Davis - New Voice
Trinity United Methodist Church
8:45AM
Worship with sermon by Michael CurryMichael Curry
9:35AM
LectureMichael Curry
10:30AM
Break: Coffee and Snacks Provided
11:00AM
Lecture: "I Haven't Been to the Mountaintop: What's a White Person To Do?"Barbara Lundblad
12:00PM
Lunch Break - Prepaid Box Lunches available at Trinity UMC
1:30PM
Worship: "Jesus Learns a Lesson About Feeding" Mark 7: 24-30 with sermon by Barbara LundbladBarbara Lundblad
2:30PM
Storytelling: "I shall meet you in a few stories"Donald Davis - New Voice,
Rabbi Ben Romer - New Voice
St. Paul's Lutheran and Roman Catholic Community of Faith
8:30AM
Workshop: "The Transformational Word: Building a Sermon that Agitates"Andrew Foster Connors - New Voice
10:00AM
Break: Coffee and Snacks Provided
10:45AM
Workshop: “Our Stories Tell Us Who We Are...an experience in discovering our own stories and some ways of using them in proclamation settings”Donald Davis - New Voice
12:00PM
Lunch Break - Prepaid Box Lunches available at Trinity UMC
1:30PM
Workshop: "Sharing faith digitally in the 21st century"Mary Hess - New Voice
Wednesday 05/13/2015
Central Presbyterian Church
8:45AM
Worship: "Words in the Wilderness" Luke 3: 1-6 with Sermon by Luke Powery and Music by the FleshpotsLuke Powery,
The Fleshpots of Egypt
9:35AM
Lecture: “Fidelity amid the Seductions of Certitude.”Walter Brueggemann
10:30AM
Break: Coffee and Snacks Provided
11:00AM
Lecture: Grounded: God Has Left the Mountain, Understanding the Theological Revolution of Our Time (Part 1)Diana Butler Bass
12:00PM
Yin Yogadevotion: For those with joint stiffness or who desire a more meditative practice.Yogadevotion - West Classroom
Lunch Break - Prepaid Box Lunches available at Trinity UMC
1:30PM
Worship:"Follow Jesus and Heap Burning Coals on Your Enemies!" Psalm 4, Romans 12: 1-21 with sermon by Anthony BaileyAnthony Bailey
2:30PM
Lecture: "Grounded:  God Has Left the Mountain, Understanding the Theological Revolution of Our Time" - Part 2Diana Butler Bass
4:00PM
Live recording of "Sermon Brainwave"Karoline Lewis,
Rolf Jacobson,
Matt Skinner
Yang yoga, vinyasa style, flowing from one asana to another.Yogadevotion - West Classroom
6:45PM
Lecture: "Finding the Other Half of our Soul: The Journey into Other Wisdom Traditions"John Philip Newell - New Voice
Special MusicPeter Mayer
7:30PM
Interfaith Dialogue: "Finding the Other Half of our Soul: The Journey into Other Wisdom Traditions"Rabbi Ben Romer - New Voice,
John Philip Newell - New Voice,
Ann Holmes Redding
8:30PM
Join us for a Beer and Hymn sing at the Blake Street Tavern located at 2301 Blake Street in downtown Denver. Special Music provided by the Fleshpots of Egypt.The Fleshpots of Egypt
Trinity United Methodist Church
8:45AM
Worship with sermon by Grace ImathiuGrace Imathiu
9:35AM
Lecture: "Setting Forth a True and Lively Word: Storytelling and the Soul of Delivery"Richard Ward - New Voice
10:30AM
Break: Coffee and Snacks Provided
11:00AM
Lecture: "Groaning, Grieving and Gospel Preaching"Luke Powery
12:00PM
Lunch Break - Prepaid Box Lunches available at Trinity UMC
1:30PM
Worship: "Listening to the Mountaintop" Judges 11 with sermon by Anna Carter FlorenceAnna Carter Florence
2:30PM
Lecture: "Gleaning between the Weeks: Preaching with Ruth as your Partner"Anna Carter Florence
St. Paul's Lutheran and Roman Catholic Community of Faith
8:30AM
Workshop: "The Word in a 140-Character World: Faithful Preaching in the Digital Age"MaryAnn McKibben Dana
10:00AM
Break: Coffee and Snacks Provided
10:45AM
Workshop: "Intro to Narrative Lectionary"Rolf Jacobson
12:00PM
Lunch Break - Prepaid Box Lunches available at Trinity UMC
1:00PM
StorytellingRabbi Ben Romer - New Voice
1:30PM
Workshop: "The Rebirthing of God: Christianity's Struggle for New Beginnings"John Philip Newell - New Voice
Thursday 05/14/2015
Central Presbyterian Church
8:45AM
Lecture: Part 1 "Preaching That Works"Adam Hamilton
9:15AM
Lecture: Part 2 "Sermons and Sermon Series from Church of the Resurrection"Adam Hamilton
Special MusicPeter Mayer
9:45AM
Dialogue: Part 3 ""What Kind of Preaching will Motivate our Grandchildren?"Will Willimon,
Adam Hamilton
10:30AM
Break: Coffee and Snacks Provided
11:00AM
Lecture: “A God that Works so Preaching Can Work”Will Willimon
12:00PM
Lunch Break - Prepaid Box Lunches available at Trinity UMC
Yin Yogadevotion: For those with joint stiffness or who desire a more meditative practice.Yogadevotion - West Classroom
1:30PM
Worship: "Good News: Christianity Is Pregnant!" Hosea 1:1-9, 2:21-23 with sermon by Brian McLarenBrian McLaren
2:30PM
Lecture: "Pregnancy As A Christian Future (And Its Alternatives)"Brian McLaren
4:00PM
Yang yoga, vinyasa style, flowing from one asana to another.Yogadevotion - West Classroom
7:00PM
ConcertCarrie Newcomer - New Voice
Trinity United Methodist Church
8:45AM
Worship: “You Are Not Whole. So What?” Genesis 2:15-17 with sermon by Craig BarnesCraig Barnes
9:35AM
Lecture: "The Soul of the Preacher"Craig Barnes
10:30AM
Break: Coffee and Snacks Provided
11:00AM
Lecture: "Creating a Faith Community at the Margins"Yvette Flunder
12:00PM
Lunch Break - Prepaid Box Lunches available at Trinity UMC
1:30PM
Worship: "Picking Up the Right Mantle" 2 Kings 2:1-14 with sermon by Richard WardRichard Ward - New Voice
2:30PM
Lecture: "Resurrecting Our Preaching: Lessons from the Easter Accounts"David Lose
St. Paul's Lutheran and Roman Catholic Community of Faith
8:30AM
Workshop: "Good News from difficult places: Genesis 38, pornography, sex tourism and Jesus" with Rev. Sarah MeachamGrace Imathiu
10:00AM
Break: Coffee and Snacks Provided
10:45AM
Workshop: "Preaching the Narrative Lectionary"Rolf Jacobson
12:00PM
Lunch Break - Prepaid Box Lunches available at Trinity UMC
1:30PM
Workshop:"eChurch: Creating Virtual Communities for Pastors and Congregations"Pulpit Fiction - New Voice
Friday 05/15/2015
Central Presbyterian Church
8:45AM
Worship: "New Covenant, New Story" Jeremiah 31:31-34, Luke 24:36-49 with sermon by David LoseDavid Lose
9:35AM
Lecture: "Preaching the Prophetic  Blues in a Post Soul World"Otis Moss III
10:30AM
Break: Coffee and Snacks Provided
11:00AM
Worship w/Holy Communion: "Overcoming Fear-based Religion" Hebrews 12:18-23 with sermon by Yvette FlinderYvette Flunder