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Festival Blog

2019 Festival of Homiletics - Minneapolis

"Preaching as Moral Imagination"



Register by February 16th for Early-Bird Discount!

We hope you will be able to join us for the 2015 Festival of Homiletics in Denver - register today! 

  • Early-Bird Single Registration Fee: $270, after February 16, 2015 the single registration fee is $285
  • Early-Bird Group Registration Fee: $255 (This is a per person cost for two or more registering together; must be received and paid for at the same time). After February 16, 2015 the per person group fee is $270.
  • Full-time Seminary Students can receive a 50% discount when

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Registration Opens Today - Get the Early Bird Discount!

Registration for the 2015 Festival of Homiletics in Denver opens today! Check out this link for more information and to register. Make sure to take advantage of the early bird discount.

The Festival of Homiletics is a week-long conference that brings together a wide variety of outstanding preachers and professors of homiletics to inspire a discourse about preaching, worship and culture. Our goal is to engage theologically the practices of preaching and worship, as well as issues related to congregations

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Interfaith Dialogue

During Wednesday evening of the 2015 Festival, we will be hosting an interfaith dialogue with poet, peacemaker, and scholar John Philip Newell and spiritual advisor Rabbi Ben Romer. The conversations are sure to be fruitful and engaging. You definitely won't want to miss this! 

The Rev. Dr. John Philip Newell, author of The
Rebirthing of God, Christianity's Struggle for New Beginnings is a poet, peacemaker, and scholar. In 2011 he received the Contemplative Voices Award from the Shalem Institute

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Opening Night with Nadia Bolz-Weber and Sara Miles

During the opening night of the 2015 Festival, Nadia Bolz-Weber, founding pastor of House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver, will be preaching, and Sara Miles, director of ministry at St. Gregory Nyssa Episcopal Church and founder and director of the Food Pantry, will be giving a lecture. Both will take place at Monday's venue, the Bellco Theater in the Colorado Convention Center.

Nadia is the author of Salvation on the Small Screen? 24 Hours of Christian Television (Seabury 2008)

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Eric Elnes with Anna Carter Florence Recap

Image Credit: Grand-Mont by Romary via Wikimedia Commons

Yesterday at Westminster Presbyterian, Eric Elnes from Darkwood Brew and Anna Carter Florence, Professor of Preaching at Columbia Theological Seminary, shared insights about preaching and listening in a world of many perspectives and divisive lines.

To begin the session, Eric told a few stories about his time with CrossWalk America, when he and a few other progressive Christians made their way from Phoenix, AZ to Washington

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