Event Schedule

27th Festival of Homiletics - 2019 Minneapolis

"Preaching as Moral Imagination"

  • The Festival of Homiletics is a weeklong conference that brings together top-notch preachers and professors of Homiletics to inspire a discourse about preaching, worship and culture.
  • Lectures and worship services are open only to paid participants to maintain adequate seating for all of our registered participants. Single day registration is available to accommodate spouses or visiting guests.
  • We will not be recording the workshops to create a safe space for personal interaction to take place. 
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Download the FREE Festival app! Get ready for this year's Festival of Homiletics. You can access the schedule, sponsors and docs from your mobile device. Bulletins and maps will be added to the app as soon as they are available. Visit my.yapp.us/HOMILETICS on your mobile device and you'll be taken to your app store to download (for free) Yapp, the platform that's hosting our app. Once Yapp is downloaded on your device, you'll be able to post pics, follow tweets, rate sessions, and receive updates during the Festival. Download the app today!

"Morning Break: Coffee and snacks provided by Inlighten Films"

05/17/2019 9:30AM—Central Lutheran

Today's Morning Break is being sponsored by Inlighten Films


What is InLighten? Inlighten is a Christian Film Streaming Service.

InLighten is an original movie series of scripture-based stories available only through our site. Each short film (3-4 minutes) is matched to a Bible passage, Lectionary reading, or theme of the Christian faith.  A distinguished network of filmmakers delivers a new premiere every week exclusively for subscribers of InLighten Stream.

InLighten Films are memorable documentaries or scripted dramas artfully crafted by master storytellers that connect with audiences on a personal level. The diversity of films - whether current or historic, poignant or humorous, local or international - are an invaluable resource for Instructors and Preachers in their work of teaching and spiritual formation. The films help people remember and apply the lessons learned after they leave the sanctuary or classroom.

The idea for InLighten originated with filmmaker Scott Galloway.  A storyteller at heart, Scott’s upbringing as a ‘pastor’s kid’ was similar to many others in his situation...a mixed bag of conformity and mischief along the journey of identifying his own personal faith.

Scott has worked in the entertainment industry for 30 years, writing and directing feature and short films, producing more than 800 television shows for 16 networks and creating an international film festival that celebrates film shorts.

Although the lineage of a pastoral ancestry doesn’t qualify Scott as a Biblical Scholar himself, he has directly observed the challenges pastors face in preparing to preach and connecting with parishioners from the pulpit. InLighten Stream is Scott’s way of introducing ‘Bible-based Short Films’ into the worship experience to visually complement a Pastor-Teacher’s explanation, interpretation, and application of Scripture.

  • Every film we produce is original, with new releases premiering weekly.
  • Our cinematic quality is a significant upgrade from typical Christian film content.
  • Written and directed by award-winning professionals.
  • Broad diversity of topics, settings, characters, and style.

Get in touch with Inlighten Films to learn more!