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2019 Festival of Homiletics - Minneapolis

"Preaching as Moral Imagination"


Entertainment: Beer & Hymns with the Fleshpots of Egypt!

Join the Fleshpots of Egypt Tuesday evening, May 17th at 8:00pm at the Buckhead Saloon for Beer & Hymns! You won't want to miss this great evening!

Fleshpots of Egypt

Bluegrass Music Group

The Fleshpots of Egypt are an old-time music ensemble from Luther Seminary (St. Paul, MN).  Led by Professor Rolf Jacobson, the Fleshpots include Scott Simmons, Steve Thompson, Mandy Brobst-Renaud, Michael Buller, and Bob Douglas.  Named after the wandering Israelites who longed for the fleshpots

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Musician Profile: John McCutcheon


American Folksinger

John McCutcheon’s first award-winning song was titled The Ponderosa No-Cream-in-My-Coffee Blues, penned at the greasy spoon of the same name in his Wisconsin hometown. He was all of 15 years old and it won him his high school talent show. “My best friend claims that he still has a cassette of the song,” McCutcheon recently disclosed, “and if we ever have a serious falling out it’s going right up on YouTube.”

Since those early creative

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Speaker Profile: Otis Moss III


Pastor, Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago

The Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III is the Senior Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, IL.  A leading progressive Christian activist and cultural critic, Dr. Moss is a Jazz influenced Pastor with a Hip Hop vibe. He is committed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ rooted in love and justice and is inspired by the works of Zora Neale Hurston, August Wilson, and Howard Thurman. His creative bible-based messages have inspired young and old

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Register for the 2016 Festival of Homiletics

Praised by the New York Times as being at the center of "a world of preaching stars," the Festival of Homiletics draws 1,800 preachers together for amazing lectures, preaching, worship and renewal.

Register today

Be inspired by God’s Word proclaimed by some of the nation’s finest preachers and teachers, including Anna Carter Florence, Walter Brueggemann, Yvette Flunder, Otis Moss III, and many more.

Opening night will feature award-winning columnist Leonard Pitts in Atlanta's Peachtree

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Register by Monday for the early bird discount!

Register by Monday, February 15 to receive the early bird discount!

Fee Information

  • Early Bird Single Registration Fee received by Feb. 15, 2016: $275, single fee beginning Feb. 16, 2016 will be $295.
  • Early Bird Group Registration Fee received by Feb. 15, 2016: $255, group fee beginning Feb. 16, 2016 will be $275
    (This is a per person cost for two or more registering together; must be received and paid for at the same time).
  • Full-time Seminary Students can receive a 50% discount when using the 

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