Registration Open for the 2024 Festival

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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!


Karoline Lewis, Program Director
Festival of Homiletics

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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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In-Person Access

$ 449
  • In-person access for all 2024 sermons, lectures
    and workshops at three venues
  • Video and audio recordings of all your favorite
    sermons and lectures from 2024
  • Exclusive access to the festival online platform
    for conversations and networking
  • Explore Pittsburgh, connect with colleagues
    and shop the vendor fair
Thru 4/30

Digital Access

Connect from Anywhere
$ 99
  • Livestream access with chat and Q&A
    for all 2024 sermons and lectures
  • Participate in the Festival of Homiletics
    from the comfort of your own home
  • Video and audio recordings of all your favorite
    sermons and lectures from 2024
  • Exclusive access to the festival online platform
    for conversations and networking

Looking for our FREE livestream option? Register here.

Meet the Speakers

Thema Bryant
Professor of Psychology, Pepperdine University
Joy J. Moore
Professor of Biblical Preaching, Luther Seminary
Rolf A. Jacobson
Dean of Faculty; Professor of Old Testament; A.N. Rogness Chair in Scripture, Theology, and Ministry, Luther Seminary
Cody J. Sanders
Associate Professor of Congregational & Community Care Leadership, Luther Seminary
Khalia J. Williams
Associate Dean of Worship and Spiritual Formation, Emory University, Candler School of Theology
Emilie M. Townes
E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor, Dean emerita and University Distinguished Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society and Gender and Sexuality Studies, Vanderbilt University
Willie James Jennings
Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Africana Studies, Yale Divinity School
Karoline Lewis
Doctor of Ministry Program Director, Professor and Marbury E. Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching, Luther Seminary

Agenda at a Glance

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Pause and Reflect

To set the tone for the 2024 Festival of Homiletics’ theme of sustaining and nurturing the preaching life, we’ll offer various “Pause and Reflect” sessions

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