Event Schedule

27th Festival of Homiletics - 2019 Minneapolis

"Preaching as Moral Imagination"

  • 2019 Program
  • 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!

"Worship with Holy Communion: "Nevertheless, She Persisted", Luke 18: 1-8 This evening's service is sponsored by The Pulpit Fiction Podcast." by Barbara Lundblad, Mary Preus - Liturgist, Tom Witt - Liturgist

05/13/2019 6:30PM—Central Lutheran

Sermon: Barbara Lundblad

Title/Text: "Nevertheless, She Persisted", Luke 18: 1 - 8

Liturgist: Tom Witt and Mary Preus

Music: linda Breitag, Ray Makeever and Mark Ertl, organist

This evenings worship service is being sponsored by The Pulpit Fiction Podcast.

The Pulpit Fiction Podcast

We started the Pulpit Fiction podcast in 2013 with a New Year's Eve (single-malt-inspired) conversation on the need for a lectionary podcast by pastors for pastors. Inspired by SermonBrainwave, the Frogpants network and other podcasters, we launched Pulpit Fiction Podcast on the first Sunday of Lent and have continued virtually uninterrupted ever since. Over 200 episodes in, we are contually looking for ways to better serve preachers, seekers and Bible geeks.

Currently Pulpit Fiction is a:

  1. PODCAST: a weekly discussion of all four readings including Psalm commentary by Richard Bruxvoort Colligan and additional commentary by listeners.
  2. WRITTEN COMMENTARY: a weekly exegetical blog post on some, if not all, the readings
  3. THURS. NIGHT SPECIAL: monthly interviews with authors and people on the cutting edge of theology and culture
  4. ACADEMY: Occasional interviews with renown theologians on a book of the bible of their expertise.

Robb and Eric met in class at Eden Theological Seminary, got to know each other while playing volleyball on Eden's church league team, and became friends after the games over pizza, wings, beer, and Police Trainer at Smugala's.  

Robb and Sarah and Eric and Nina spent almost every weekend together while they were in seminary, and are still able to get together every once in awhile.  This picture was taken over Thanksgiving weekend, 2013.  They share a common passion for justice, mercy, and an abiding love for Jesus.  They also a share a love for good scotch, the Bears (we won't talk about baseball), Anchorman, The Office, and Star Wars.