Speakers and Musicians

27th Festival of Homiletics - 2019 Minneapolis

"Preaching as Moral Imagination"


Barbara Lundblad

Joe R. Engle Professor Emerita of Preaching, Union Theological Seminary

Barbara K. Lundblad is the Joe R. Engle Professor of Preaching Emerita at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. She is a graduate of Augustana College and Yale Divinity School. In addition she is the recipient of several honorary doctorates including the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. An ordained pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, she served for sixteen years as pastor of Our Saviour’s Atonement Lutheran Church in New York City and campus pastor at New York University. While teaching at Union she served as Pastoral Associate at Advent Lutheran Church in Manhattan.

A preacher on The Protestant Hour radio program (now Day 1) since 1983, Professor Lundblad has appeared on the Chicago Evening Club television series “30 Good Minutes.”  She has preached in hundreds of congregations and universities; has lectured extensively in this country and internationally; and has given the Beecher Lectures at Yale Divinity School. She is the author of Transforming the Stone: Preaching through Resistance to Change and Marking Time: Preaching Biblical Stories in Present Tense. In 2014 the Academy of Homiletics honored her with the Lifetime Achievement Award. She is currently the editor of “Preaching Helps,” a regular feature of the journal Currents in Theology and Mission.

Sessions for Festival of Homiletics 2019