Kayaking at BdeMakaSka - Photo courtesy of Meet Minneapolis

Festival Blog

2019 Festival of Homiletics - Minneapolis

"Preaching as Moral Imagination"


Speaker Profile: Will Willimon

"Every religion offers to help us finite creatures climb up to or dig deep into the infinite. Only Christianity contends that the infinite descended, taking the form of our finitude - Incarnation.  This book is the good news that we need not climb up to God; in Jesus Christ, God comes down to us." -Will Willimon


An elder in the United Methodist Church, Professor Willimon served as the dean of Duke Chapel and Professor of Christian Ministry at Duke University for 20 years. He returned to

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Speaker Profile: Otis Moss III

"Many times God will bring out new colors when we experience the blues of a storm - we must allow, the tears of God to beat across the canvas of our soul and God will paint a new picture in our spirit.” – Otis Moss III


Dr. Otis Moss III is part of a new generation of ministers committed to preaching prophetically that the message of love and justice are inseparable companions, forming the foundation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He has a unique gift to communicate across generations. 

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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Image Credit: Martin Luther King, Jr. by Digital Collections on Flickr

Take some time today to listen to and reflect on Dr. King's I Have a Dream Speech, which can be watched here. 

Remember his life and his legacy. Some of his most famous quotes can be found below: 

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” 


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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

At least once a year, many Christians become aware of the great diversity of ways of adoring God. Hearts are touched, and people realize that their neighbours' ways are not so strange.

The event that touches off this special experience is something called the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Traditionally celebrated between 18-25 January (in the northern hemisphere) or at Pentecost (in the southern hemisphere), the Week of Prayer enters into congregations and parishes all over the world.

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Minneapolis Highlight #3 - Arts Scene

All images used with permission of the Minneapolis Visitors Bureau 

While you're here for the Festival in May, we highly recommend staying an extra day to check out the incredible arts scene in the Twin Cities! Here is a list, in no particular order, of suggestions: 

Weisman Art Muesum

Sculpture Garden

Orchestra Hall

Hennepin Theater District

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Walker Art Center

Guthrie Theater

Children's Theater

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