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Festival Blog

2019 Festival of Homiletics - Minneapolis

"Preaching as Moral Imagination"


Sponsorship Profile: Celebrating Grace

It is a blessing to have Celebrating Grace sponsoring a large break at the Festival of Homilietcs 2014! Here is a little about them from their website: 

Celebrating Grace, Inc. is a not-for-profit company dedicated to providing innovative and distinctive worship and church music resources. Beginning as a grassroots approach to developing and designing a hymnal, our goal was to be open to new ideas for meeting the diverse needs of churches today. A distinguished team of more than fifty pastors,

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Musicians Profile: "Darkwood Brew Unplugged"

"Darkwood Brew Unplugged" will be featuring Chuck Marohnic on piano (main feature) with vocalist Carol Rogers, and local musicians Jeff Bailey & David Schmalenberger during the Festival of Homiletics 2014.

See the links on their names for more information about each individual. You can check them out on 5/20/2014 at 1:30pm at Wesminster Presbyterian Church. 

And don't forget to register if you haven't already!

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Festival Line-Up Recap

The Festival of Homiletics will begin in a little less than two months! Here is a recap of the speakers you can look forward to, as well as some of the highlights that Minneapolis has to offer! 


Check out this link for more information about each speaker

Barbara Brown Taylor

Mike Slaughter

Anna Carter Florence

Peter Rollins

Yvette Flunder

David Lose

John Bell

Lauren Winner

Walter Brueggemann

Karoline Lewis

Brian McLaren

Michael Curry

Craig Barnes

Angela Hancock


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Partnership Profile: Day 1

We are blessed to have Day 1 as one of our partnerships for the Festival of Homiletics 2014, "Preaching with Holy Imagination." Here is a little about them, and for more, you can check out this link:

Day1 is the voice of the mainline Protestant churches, presenting outstanding preachers from the mainline Protestant denominations, including the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, the Episcopal Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), United Church of Christ, United

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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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