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2019 Festival of Homiletics - Minneapolis

"Preaching as Moral Imagination"



Speaker Profile: Rolf Jacobson

“Because we belong to God, our time and talents belong to God all week ... A steward is someone who belongs to God. And thus, a steward is someone who understands that everything she is and has belongs to God." -Rolf Jacobson


Rolf Jacobson is Associate Professor of Old Testament at Luther Seminary. He is an in-demand speaker and teacher. His works include Invitation to the Psalms: A Reader’s Guide to Discovery and Engagement (with Karl Jacobson; Baker Academic 2013), Crazy Talk: A Not-So-Stuffy Dictionary of Theological Terms (Augsburg Fortress 2008) and Crazy Book: A Not-So-Stuffy Dictionary of Biblical Terms (Augsburg Fortress 2009). With Craig Koester, he developed the Narrative Lectionary. His voice is heard each week on two workingpreacher.org podcasts: “Sermon Brainwave” and “I Love to Tell the Story (a podcast on the Narrative Lectionary Podcast).”  His articles have appeared on workingpreacher.org, and in Theology Today, Word & World, Interpretation, and other places. Jacobson is a double-amputee and a survivor of cancer. He is known especially as an interpreter of the Psalms and for his unique and engaging humor.  He is the founder and lead guitar player in “The Fleshpots of Egypt,” a string band that plays old-time gospel music.

Festival Schedule

He will be speaking on 5/21/2014 at 2:30pm at Westminster Presbyterian in a workshop and again on 5/21/2014 at 6:45pm at Central Lutheran in worship. 

Additional Info

We are blessed to have Rolf Jacobson as a speaker at the Festival in May. He has a wealth of insight to offer in the way of "Preaching with Holy Imagination." For more about him, check out the following links: 

Luther Seminary's Website:


Preaching Moment Videos from WorkingPreacher.org:



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