After the Storm:
Preaching and Trauma

Get ready for a whole new experience at this year's Festival of Homiletics—in-person or online.

May 16-20, 2022


Denver, CO & Online

How Will You #Festival in 2022?

Same great preaching. 
Two ways to join in.

We’re offering a FREE livestream version as well. Register here >

Preaching After the Storm

Preachers, we are confronting a collective trauma and we have yet to realize fully its global, national, ecclesial, and individual effects. 

There’s no going back to life before the storm

So what does our preaching need to be and do going forward? 

If COVID-19 has taught us anything homiletically, it’s that trauma should be a regular part of our preaching. The Festival of Homiletics 2022 will create space for learning and conversation that honors what we have been through—and what kind of preachers we want to be as survivors of the storm. 

Christian preaching knows we can’t get to the resurrection without experiencing the cross. But COVID-19 revealed that we are less aware of what it means to preach resurrection with the cross remaining.

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 the Mile-High City for a celebration of preaching you won’t forget.

Past Participants Share Their Love

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Denver, CO
$ 295
  • 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
Early Bird


Premium access
$ 95
  • 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
Early Bird

Looking for our FREE livestream option? Register here >

Meet the Speakers

Frank Thomas
Nettie Sweeney and Hugh Th. Miller Professor of Homiletics, Christian Theological Seminary
Jacqui Lewis
Senior Minister, Middle Collegiate Church, New York
Luke Powery
Dean of Duke University Chapel & Associate Professor of Homiletics at the Divinity School
Professor and the Marbury E. Anderson Chair of Biblical Preaching, Luther Seminary
Senior Pastor, Mount Olivet Lutheran Church
Professor of Homiletics and Liturgics, Iliff School of Theology, Denver
Dawn Hand
Superintendent for the Pittsburgh District, Western PA Conference - United Methodist Church

Agenda at a Glance

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