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May 13-16, 2024

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Sustaining and Nurturing the Preaching Life

“We have been through it, preachers. We have adapted and pivoted and survived. We have proclaimed the Gospel faithfully and preached God’s hope passionately. But now is the time for some serious self-care. We have heard from you and from preachers around the world that what preachers need now is help in sustaining and nurturing the preaching life.

The 2024 Festival of Homiletics is an invitation to lean into a little self-love. Together, we will relearn ways to care for the craft of preaching and discover new habits to support the preaching life. We will listen to uplifting sermons and experience inspiring worship, but we will also have time for reflection and renewal and remembering – to recall once again the why for what we do.

The hope for this year’s Festival is that you take home practices that will support you in the days to come and that you leave nourished in your proclamation of the Gospel.

Come renew, refresh, and recharge your spirit!

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Karoline Lewis, Program Director
Festival of Homiletics

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Join us in Pittsburgh for the best preaching event of the year!

Karoline Lewis says, “I don’t think there’s any place else where you are gathering for worship so frequently and hearing good sermons and good preaching and wonderful worship.

“You’re being fed. You’re being nurtured. You’re being sustained. You leave with the sense of being empowered once again, reminded of the way in which the Holy Spirit works and is present in your ministry—feeling that spirit once again in your ministry and in your preaching.”

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Meet the Speakers

Karoline Lewis
Doctor of Ministry Program Director, Professor and Marbury E. Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching, Luther Seminary
Joy J. Moore
Professor of Biblical Preaching, Luther Seminary
Raymond Aldred
Director of Indigenous Studies Program, Vancouver School of Theology
Donna Giver-Johnston
Director of Doctor of Ministry Program and Faculty, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
Jeffrey Myers
Senior Vice President, Cantors Assembly; Member, Jewish Educators Assembly

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