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Festival Blog

2019 Festival of Homiletics - Minneapolis

"Preaching as Moral Imagination"



Speaker Line-Up for 2015


It's not too early to start thinking about the Festival of Homiletics 2015! This year's theme is "Preaching from the Mountain: Heralds of Good Tidings." It will take place May 11-15 in Denver, Colorado. More information will be posted in the coming weeks and months, but for now, here is the line-up of incredible speakers you can expect to hear at the 2015 Festival:

Nadia Bolz-Weber

Sara Miles

Karoline Lewis

Andrew Foster Conners

Eunjoo Mary Kim

Michael Curry

Barbara Lundblad

Donald Davis

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Bishop Michael Curry Recap

Image Credit: Rev. Bonnie Wilcox, Used with Permission

Today at Westminster Presbyterian, Bishop Michael Curry spoke in both a lecture and a sermon. The image here captures the essence of his sermon today, proclaiming that "God uses a quake - a great one - to overcome the shaking ground of Good Friday. God still does this today, cracking open our Good Friday nightmares to bring forth our true selves." This proclamation began with a basis in Matthew 28. 

Throughout all of his preaching,

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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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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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Speaker Highlights

In case you missed some of our previous speaker profile blogs, here is a sample of some of the incredible speakers (in no particular order) you can expect to hear at the Festival of Homiletics this May: 

Otis Moss III 

Lillian Daniel 

Grace Imathiu

Walter Brueggemann

David Lose

Barbara Brown Taylor

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