Kayaking at BdeMakaSka - Photo courtesy of Meet Minneapolis

Festival Blog

2019 Festival of Homiletics - Minneapolis

"Preaching as Moral Imagination"


First Sunday of Lent Reflection

Image Credit: What to Give Up by Sharon on Flickr

During Lent, it is a common practice to "give up" something. If this is an important practice for you or even if you would like to engage this practice for the first time, I encourage you to give up something that makes a difference not only during this church season but for the rest of your life. 

Rather than giving up candy or caffeine, for example, how about trying to give up anger? Envy? A hatred of a particular group of people? Worry? Of

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Marking the Beginning of Lent: Ash Wednesday

Image Credit: Ash to Ash by Greg Williams on Flickr

Remember you are dust, and to dust you shall return.

Today, Ash Wednesday, marks the beginning of Lent, the season of the church year preceding Easter. Whatever your practices or traditions may be, I pray they are life-giving and meaningful.

Far too often, we merely "give up biscuits" (as one pastor put it) during Lent. Does this really bring us closer to God? Evoke a deeper awareness of our finitude? Lead us to reflect on Jesus' ministry, death,

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Vendors Profile #1

Here are a few vendors you can expect to see at the Festival of Homiletics this May:

Shop the World Gifts

Shop the World Gifts is a Fair Trade gift shop that is fighting world poverty by bringing together thousands of poor, but very talented artisans with people who will appreciate their works. Our merchandise comes to us through missionaries and several fair trade organizations from the largest to the smallest ones.
Our physical store opened in 2006 and is located in Englewood, Tennessee,

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Musicians Profile #3: Tangled Blue

We are very excited to welcome the folk-rock duo Tangled Blue here for the festival in May! They will be sharing a "Night of Music and Storytelling" on 5/21/2014 at 7:30pm at Central Lutheran Church.

Tangled Blue began in the winter of 1995 when the duo first met, but they didn’t realize it until five years later. In the summer of 2000, Aimée (vocals, percussion) and Joel (vocals, guitar) performed together for the first time. In September of 2001 Aimée and Joel were married and

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Seeking Sponsors!

There is still time to be involved as a sponsor for the 2014 Festival of Homiletics! If you are interested, please contact Terri Temple at ttemple001@luthersem.edu. Below is some preliminary information about being a sponsor: 

Sponsor a Large Break: $2500

Sponsor a break on one of the mornings of the festival (Tuesday-Friday) at the main venue – morning breaks are catered and include beverages and breakfast items for the participants. The Festival coordinator handles all of the details.

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