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2019 Festival of Homiletics - Minneapolis

"Preaching as Moral Imagination"


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Many thanks to our Morning Break Coffee and Snacks Sponsors for #Homiletics2019!

Educational Opportunities Tours

Since 1974, Educational Opportunities has been dedicated to providing quality Christian travel programs at an affordable price. Over the years, more than 400,000 Christians have traveled on the various faith-based tours.

From its inception, EO incorporated elements of Christian learning whenever possible. Lectures, study books, and specialized guiding are the pioneering hallmarks

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Many Thanks to our Sponsors!

Check out the Platinum Sponsors for #Homiletics2019! 

Thrivent Financial 

Thrivent is a not-for-profit financial services organization that helps Christians on their Wise With Money Journey to attain a life of contentment, confidence and generosity.



Sojourners magazine and online publication will be leading a presentation on leaders of different faiths, followed by a brief Q&A on Tuesday afternoon 5/14 at the Festival! 


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Download the FREE Festival app!

Get ready for this year's Festival of Homiletics. You can access the schedule, sponsors and docs from your mobile device. Bulletins and maps will be added to the app as soon as they are available. 
Visit my.yapp.us/HOMILETICS on your mobile device and you'll be taken to your app store to download (for free) Yapp, the platform that's hosting our app.
Once Yapp is downloaded on your device, you'll be able to post pics, follow tweets, rate sessions, and receive updates

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For All the Saints

Image: "Chesterfield: Church of St Mary and All Saints," Image by Phil McIver via Flickr, licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 

And when the fight is fierce, the warfare long,
Steals on the ear the distant triumph song,
And hearts are brave again, and arms are strong.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
[William W. How, “For All the Saints.”]  


We know that Christ has triumphed over death, but on this All Saints Sunday when our hearts may be breaking amidst the long warfare that is life in the

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Pledging Allegiance and Blessings for the Latter Days: Luke Powery and Anna Carter Florence

Our time at Festival of Homiletics 2018 is coming to a close. In total, close to 2,000 preachers, vendors and staff have been a part of the week of continuing education and growth as public ministers of the Word. The final day began with worship led by Luke Powery and liturgy by Dawn Hand. Powery powerfully preached a sermon on “Pledging Allegiance” (Matthew 22:15-22). Who is it you pledge your allegiance to?” Powery asked those gathered.

We are conditioned to equate God and country,

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