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Festival Blog

2019 Festival of Homiletics - Minneapolis

"Preaching as Moral Imagination"



Speaker Profile: Karoline Lewis

"God is revealed in who you are, and in when, what, how, and why you preach. You, yes you, are the preacher God needs you to be." - Karoline Lewis, OnPreaching


Karoline M. Lewis joined the Luther Seminary faculty in 2007 and is the Alvin N. Rogness Associate Professor of Homiletics. She has taught at Augsburg College, Candler School of Theology, and Columbia Theological Seminary.

Ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Lewis was Associate Pastor of Worship and Education

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Speaker Profile: Nadia Bolz-Weber

"Nadia Bolz-Weber has probably done more than any other pastor in recent times to poke therapeutic fun at the misdemeanors and flaws of overly-churched Christianity and Christians. The passion behind her words, however, is as deeply pastoral as it is God-drenched and liberating ... thus the affection as well as the respect that attend her and her work wherever she goes." - Phyllis Tickle, author of "The Great Emergence"


Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber is the founding pastor of House

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Speaker Line-Up for 2015


It's not too early to start thinking about the Festival of Homiletics 2015! This year's theme is "Preaching from the Mountain: Heralds of Good Tidings." It will take place May 11-15 in Denver, Colorado. More information will be posted in the coming weeks and months, but for now, here is the line-up of incredible speakers you can expect to hear at the 2015 Festival:

Nadia Bolz-Weber

Sara Miles

Karoline Lewis

Andrew Foster Conners

Eunjoo Mary Kim

Michael Curry

Barbara Lundblad

Donald Davis

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Bishop Michael Curry Recap

Image Credit: Rev. Bonnie Wilcox, Used with Permission

Today at Westminster Presbyterian, Bishop Michael Curry spoke in both a lecture and a sermon. The image here captures the essence of his sermon today, proclaiming that "God uses a quake - a great one - to overcome the shaking ground of Good Friday. God still does this today, cracking open our Good Friday nightmares to bring forth our true selves." This proclamation began with a basis in Matthew 28. 

Throughout all of his preaching,

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Musicians Profile: "Darkwood Brew Unplugged"

"Darkwood Brew Unplugged" will be featuring Chuck Marohnic on piano (main feature) with vocalist Carol Rogers, and local musicians Jeff Bailey & David Schmalenberger during the Festival of Homiletics 2014.

See the links on their names for more information about each individual. You can check them out on 5/20/2014 at 1:30pm at Wesminster Presbyterian Church. 

And don't forget to register if you haven't already!

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