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2019 Festival of Homiletics - Minneapolis

"Preaching as Moral Imagination"



Speaker Preview for the 2014 Festival of Homiletics

PreachThere are many wonderful people lined up to speak at the 2014 Festival of Homiletics in Minneapolis, MN! Below is a list of speakers (in the coming months we will have separate posts with more information about each individual 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

Grace Imathiu

Eric Elnes

Lillian Daniel

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Great Women Coming to the Festival

Our line-up for 21st Festival of Homiletics is amazing! It features some of today’s most prestigious writers, prominent theologians and beloved speakers. These are voices to be heard!

We start the week off strong with an evening with Barbara Brown Taylor; one of America’s best known preachers. She is joined by fellow religious leaders Vashti Murphy McKenzie; bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and international lecturer, Rev. Grace Imathiu. Her interactive preaching session

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Great Men Coming to the Festival!

We have a fantastic line-up scheduled for the 2013 Festival of Homiletics and it includes some of the most influential scholars, speakers and religious leaders of the last several decades.

We have the venerable Walter Brueggemann coming to share his thoughts and wisdom in an evening dialogue with Anna Carter Florence. Church leaders including  Bishop Mark Hanson, Bishop Michael Curry and retired Bishop Will Willimon will lend their voices to our week of worship as well.


Leading figures

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Stellar Line-up of Award Winning Musicians to Play at the 21st Festival of Homiletics in Nashville

Psalm 95:1

“Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!”

This festival is sure to be a musical celebration with all of the incredible talent joining us in Nashville this year. We start the week strong with an opening concert featuring native singer/songwriters Ashley Cleveland and Beth Nielsen Chapman. Cleveland is a Grammy winning artist who fuses gospel, blues and rock to create a sound that is uniquely her own. Beth Nielsen Chapman,

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Storyteller Michael Williams Bringing His Craft to Nashville!

“Though oral tradition is a very ancient art, it always happens in the here and now. Even though you may be telling a story that is 2000 years old or singing a song that is even older, your group is hearing it right now. A story "happens" in the imaginations of your hearers while you are telling it. Your words call the images forth in their minds, and they create their own mental movie from those pictures.” – Michael E. Williams

Rev. Michael Williams, Senior Pastor; West End UMC

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