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Festival Blog

2019 Festival of Homiletics - Minneapolis

"Preaching as Moral Imagination"



Speaker Profile: Kevin Kling

"And I just remember thinking, 'Thank you, thank you, thank you" that I lived. And that my prayers shifted to thanks. And then I couldn't tell whether, after that, good things were happening because I was saying thank you or they just, I was noticing them. But there is blessings in my curses, even today. I mean, every day." - Kevin Kling


Monologist and playwright Kevin Kling graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College. His play "Home and Away" premiered at the Seattle Rep and moved to Second Stage

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Speaker Highlights

In case you missed some of our previous speaker profile blogs, here is a sample of some of the incredible speakers (in no particular order) you can expect to hear at the Festival of Homiletics this May: 

Otis Moss III 

Lillian Daniel 

Grace Imathiu

Walter Brueggemann

David Lose

Barbara Brown Taylor

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Liturgist Profile: Sarah Renner

Throughout her 20-year professional music career, soul singer Sara Renner has shared her unique blend of Gospel & Jazz music with audiences in over 1000 venues in 30+ states and 10 countries.  Based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota this award-winning vocalist and songwriter has independently produced six CDs which sold exclusively at her live concerts and the internet, have sold over 35,000 copies in the United States and the world.  Also a seasoned worship leader, Sara Renner is currently

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Musicians Profile #3: Tangled Blue

We are very excited to welcome the folk-rock duo Tangled Blue here for the festival in May! They will be sharing a "Night of Music and Storytelling" on 5/21/2014 at 7:30pm at Central Lutheran Church.

Tangled Blue began in the winter of 1995 when the duo first met, but they didn’t realize it until five years later. In the summer of 2000, Aimée (vocals, percussion) and Joel (vocals, guitar) performed together for the first time. In September of 2001 Aimée and Joel were married and

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Don't Miss These Two Dialogues!

The Festival is just three months away! The time is approaching quickly, and we are very excited to welcome everyone here in May, both speakers and attendees alike. While you're here, we encourage you to pay special attention to two dialogues between our speakers that will be thought-provoking and particularly meaningful. 

The first is between Barbara Brown Taylor and MaryAnn McKibben Dana on 5/20/2014 at 7:15pm at Central Lutheran Church. The second is between Eric Elnes (Darkwood Brew) with

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