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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 Theater, off Broadway, under the direction of David Esbjornson, where it received a received a Drama Desk Award nomination. His plays have been produced at regional theaters throughout the country. He has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, The McKnight Foundation, The Minnesota State Arts Board, The Bush Foundation, The Jerome Foundation, The McDowell Institute and received the Whiting Award, the A.P. Anderson Award, the VSA Jeahny, and the Eric Peterson Award. He recently concluded a three-year resdiency with Minnesota Public Radio which culminated in three original radio plays produced for a live audience on the Fitzgerald stage and broadcasted later on MPR. He appears often at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee, is a commentator for National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” and the author of five books published by Borealis Books, The Dog Says How, Holiday Inn, Big Little Brother, Big Little Mother and On Stage With Kevin Kling.

Festival Schedule

He will be speaking on 5/19/2014 at 7:30pm at Central Lutheran Church in a lecture. 

Additional Info

We are blessed to welcome Kevin Kling here for the Festival in May. With his experiences in the arts and storytelling, he certainly has a great deal of insight to offer in the way of "Preaching with Holy Imagination." For more about him, check out the following links: 





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