Join us this year for the 31st Festival of Homiletics: "Preaching Hope for a Weary World"

May 15 - 19, 2023


Minneapolis, MN

How Will You #Festival in 2023?

Choose how you want to participate:

  1. Attend the festival in person for a week of great preaching and learning. Registration opens Nov. 1. Add on a recording package at a reduced rate!
  2. Watch for free: View the live-streamed sessions from the main venue – Central Lutheran free the day of.
  3. Purchase upgraded access with recordings package to get enhanced viewing options to include live streaming from both venues, recordings of all sessions plus bonus material. Registration opens November 1, 2022.

We’re offering a FREE livestream version as well. Registration opens November 1, 2022.

"Preaching Hope for a Weary World"

Come renew, refresh, and recharge your spirit!

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Karoline Lewis, Director
Festival of Homiletics

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What's the Festival Like?

The Festival of Homiletics is like summer camp for preachers.

During the Festival, you’ll hear from outstanding preachers from diverse backgrounds, traditions, and ministry settings. You’ll participate in passionate worship, dive deep with preaching master classes, and fellowship with preaching colleagues from around the world.

This year, in-person attendance is capped at 1,200 to maintain rigorous safety protocols—but even if you can’t join us in person, you can still participate!

Choose from a free or premium version of the online Festival—or better yet, come to Minneapolis for a celebration of preaching you won’t forget.

Past Participants Share Their Love

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Minneapolis, MN
  • In-person fellowship with your colleagues
  • Live interaction with preachers and workshop leaders
  • Limited tickets, enhanced cleaning, and proof of vaccination required for your safety


Premium Access
  • Access to every session live
  • Video and audio recordings of anything you miss—or want to go back and rewatch!
  • A private virtual community to enjoy the Festival with friends

Looking for our FREE livestream option? Register here >

Meet the Speakers

David Howell
Consultant and Founder, Festival of Homiletics
Karoline Lewis
Doctor of Ministry Program Director, Professor and Marbury E. Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching, Luther Seminary
Raquel S. Lettsome
Distinguished Visiting Scholar of the New Testament; Eden Theological Seminary
Will Willimon
Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry, Duke Divinity School
Amy-Jill Levine
Mary Jane Werthan University Professor of Jewish Studies and University Professor of New Testament Studies, Emerita
Luke Powery.dean of Duke Chapel.environmental portrait in the chapel.
Dean of Duke University Chapel & Associate Professor of Homiletics at the Divinity School
Joy J. Moore
Professor of Biblical Preaching; Luther Seminary

Agenda at a Glance

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