Kayaking at BdeMakaSka - Photo courtesy of Meet Minneapolis

Festival Blog

2019 Festival of Homiletics - Minneapolis

"Preaching as Moral Imagination"



Thanksgiving (U.S.)

Image Credit: Giving Thanks by Hey Paul Studios on Flickr

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us who work with the Festival of Homiletics! We hope it is a blessed and meaningful time for you. 

O come, let us sing to the Lord;
let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! 
Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;
let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! 
For the Lord is a great God,
and a great King above all gods. 
In his hand are the

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Venue Profile: Central Lutheran Church

Central Lutheran

Image Credit: Advent Vespers by Scott Schumacher on Flickr

Central Lutheran Church, located in downtown Minneapolis, MN, is a marvelous space, and we are very blessed to use its facilities throughout the week of the Festival. Various worship services and speakers will be hosted here.

Their Facebook Page says,

"Behind the architectural landmark is a congregation created to give itself away!

Since 1919, the people of Central Lutheran Church have been 'in the city for good.' The founders said

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Minneapolis Highlight #1 - Sites and Things to Do

We know you are excited to hear some incredible preaching at the Festival of Homiletics and to connect with others in the church. But while you're here in May, don't forget to check out the city of Minneapolis! Here is a list of a several things to see and do here, as well as suggested links for furthering exploration and planning on your own.

All photos used with permission of the Visitors Bureau 

Lake Calhoun boasts gorgeous scenery and walking and biking trails.

The Stone Arch Bridge

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Minneapolis (and nearby) Highlights









When you come to Minneapolis for the Festival of Homiletics in May, if you have some extra time, there are many places to check out in this incredible city and the nearby metro area! We will have a few posts in later months detailing more thoroughly: things to see and do, food, the arts scene, and local charities. But here are three places (in no particular order) in each category to get you started! If you are a Minnesota native or have

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