Festival of Homiletics 2020 Recording Package

The 2020 on-demand recording package contains all of the sermons, lectures and interviews from the virtual Festival, plus bonus material from our presenters in video and audio form. It does not include full worship services or music concerts. We are using Abila Freestone LMS to archive all of the festival recordings. The streaming program and […]

Welcome to the Festival of Homiletics Virtual Edition!

Welcome on behalf of Luther Seminary and the Festival of Homiletics! There are over 13,000 preachers and church leaders from over 56 countries and 90 denominations who will gather online this week for inspiration, outstanding preaching, fellowship and renewal. We are here to think and learn deeply about preaching and leading churches at a time […]

Musical Line-Up for the 2020 Festival of Homiletics

We have invited festival favorites and some new voices to entertain you at the end of each day. Take a few minutes to reflect and relax as you listen to our musical offerings. Check out the daily schedule to see who’s on tap! Ashley Cleveland Grammy Award-Winning Singer and Songwriter Nashville, Tennessee-based Ashley Cleveland is […]

Sponsors and Partners are a part of the team!

Thank you to all of our partners and the sponsors who planned to be with us in Atlanta, GA. Welcome also to a few new ones who came onboard to help us out as we shifted in a virtual direction. It is truly amazing how many people stepped up to help us create our vision […]

First Ever Virtual Festival of Homiletics – May 18-22, 2020

This year, in light of COVID-19, the Festival of Homiletics is moving online. And because the world needs good preaching as we grapple with a global pandemic, we’re making access to absolutely FREE. Get FREE Access to This Year’s Online Festival NOTE: The free version includes access to pre-recorded sessions, streamed live online May 18-22, […]

Shop til’ you drop – vendor thank you!

Every year at the festival we gather together a collection of vendors to share their wide variety of goods and services. They add color and vibrancy to our conference; and from the number of happy shoppers we think the participants really love the resource fair as well! Because we had to cancel the in-person event […]

Five Ways to Make the Festival of Homiletics Greener

nature scene

In light of the headlines, the changing weather patterns and signs that our earth is in distress, you may ask: What can a preacher do to tackle the problem of climate change? First and foremost, we do not need to take on this challenge alone. Environmental organizations, faith groups, communities within schools, businesses and cities […]

Advent 3A: Strength for the Journey

Photo by Biegun Wschodni: Blooming saffrons in the mountains

When wintertime is hard on bodies, we reflect on the strength in Isaiah, which imagines wilderness being transformed from death and dryness to blossoms and abundance.

Advent 1A: Pilgrims Walk in the Light

Pilgrim walking up hill.

The prophet Isaiah imagined people from all nations coming to the holy mountain of the God of Jacob. What does it mean to walk in the light of the Lord today?

Register for 2020 Festival

Registration is open for #Homiletics2020! Join us May 18-22 in Atlanta on the theme “Preaching a New Earth: Climate and Creation.” Register today for early-bird deals!

We Have Not Lost Each Other: Closing Worship with Amy Butler

Amy Butler

Drawn into worship with yearning for God’s continued presence in hearts and lives, Brad Froslee called Festival participants into their last service together at #Homiletics2019 with centering prayer and song repeating the refrain; Oh God, we call, from deep inside we yearn for you. Moving into a prayer of Remembrance for Rachel Held Evans, beloved author […]

Anna Carter Florence, Ready to Climb

Rev. Dr. Anna Carter Florence

On Thursday, surrounded by eager listeners in the Westminster sanctuary, Rev. Dr. Anna Carter Florence returned to her roots. This was the church where she was first ordained, where she preached in the wake of the Tiananmen Square massacre, where she navigated despair from presiding over yet another lonely funeral of man who died in […]