Vendor Spotlight


We welcome the following sponsors and vendors to the 2019 Festival of Homiletics in Minneapolis! Be sure to check out their products. Vendor Hours: Tuesday, May 14 7:30 a.m – Friday, May 17 noon Westminster Presbyterian Church The Sponsors are located in the first floor lobby of Westminster Presbyterian Church. Cokesbury Bookstore will be located […]

Morning Coffee Break Sponsors


Many thanks to our Morning Break Coffee and Snacks Sponsors for #Homiletics2019! Educational Opportunities Tours Since 1974, Educational Opportunities has been dedicated to providing quality Christian travel programs at an affordable price. Over the years, more than 400,000 Christians have traveled on the various faith-based tours. From its inception, EO incorporated elements of Christian learning […]

Many Thanks to our Sponsors!

Festival of Homiletics

Check out the Platinum Sponsors for #Homiletics2019!  Thrivent Financial  Thrivent is a not-for-profit financial services organization that helps Christians on their Wise With Money Journey to attain a life of contentment, confidence and generosity.  Sojourners Sojourners magazine and online publication will be leading a presentation on leaders of different faiths, followed by a brief […]

Download the FREE Festival app!

Festival of Homiletics app home screen

Get ready for this year’s Festival of Homiletics. You can access the schedule, sponsors and docs from your mobile device. Bulletins and maps will be added to the app as soon as they are available.  Visit on your mobile device and you’ll be taken to your app store to download (for free) Yapp, the platform that’s […]

For All the Saints


And when the fight is fierce, the warfare long,Steals on the ear the distant triumph song,And hearts are brave again, and arms are strong.Alleluia! Alleluia!William W. How, “For All the Saints.” We know that Christ has triumphed over death, but on this All Saints Sunday when our hearts may be breaking amidst the long warfare […]

Remarks by Sen. Cory Booker (audio)

Senator Cory Booker

U.S. Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey addressed Festival of Homiletics participants on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. Thanks to Abila Freestone Learning Management System for audio recording Sen. Booker’s session. Recordings of the other 2018 Festival of Homiletics sessions are available for purchase now. 

Remarks by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (audio)

Senator Elizabeth Warren

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts addressed Festival of Homiletics participants on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. Watch the video on Facebook Thanks to Elizabeth McLean for sharing her audio recording of Sen. Warren’s remarks. Recordings of all 2018 Festival of Homiletics sessions are available for purchase now.

True Tales of Faith and Wonder, Rocking the Flock with Stories: Geraldine Buckley

Geraldine Buckley

Wednesday, participants enjoyed a lovely evening of storytelling from Geraldine Buckley on “True Tales of Faith and Wonder.” Buckley shared stories from her time as a chaplain in a prison in Maryland and the workings of the Spirit through the hospitality of a cup of tea. Those gathered were drawn into her gift for narrative […]

Identity Politics and the Pentecost Paradigm: Wisdom from Jacqui Lewis

Jacqui Lewis

Worship began at 10am with Jacqui Lewis at National City Christian Church, “Identity Politics,” Matthew 6:9-14. Liturgy was led by Josh Sommerville and Scott Simmons with music as a mashup with the Fleshpots of Egypt and Josh Sommerville. Lewis’ sermon was captivating with her embodied style of preaching as she led those gathered from images […]

#Homiletics2018 Tuesday Social Media Highlights

Below are the prophetic, powerful and popular quotes/tweets from Tuesday, May 22nd. Search #Homiletics2018 on Twitter and Facebook for more. Or visit our social media pages on Twitter and Facebook.

“Meat, Anxiety, Injustice and the Joker Amidst Class Warfare” : Walter Brueggemann

Walter Brueggemann

Walter Brueggemann began our first full day of the Festival of Homiletics 2018 leading worship and preaching on, “Meat, Anxiety, Injustice,” (I Kings 4:20-28; 9:15-19; Luke 12:13-31) with liturgist Brad Froslee at Metropolitan AME Church. Brueggeman explored in his sermon what it means to be a “meat-loving ruler” like Solomon, claiming meat as a status […]

The Politics of Pneuma – Festival of Homiletics 2018 Opening Night

Karoline Lewis

Welcome to the 26th Annual Festival of Homiletics in Washington DC! Last year the Festival founder, David Howell, stepped down from his official position as co-director. Twenty-six years ago, the Festival of Homiletics began as Howell’s vision to bring some of the best preachers together to educate and inspire ministers. We needed another strong presence […]

#Homiletics2018 Monday Social Media Highlights

Each day, we will be posting some of the highlights on Facebook and Twitter from the day. Below are the prophetic and powerful quotes/tweets from Monday, May 21st. Search #Homiletics2018 on Twitter and Facebook for more. Or visit our social media pages on Twitter and Facebook.

Worship bulletins for 2018 Festival

Festival of Homiletics program cover

In an effort to reduce paper waste, there are not print versions of the worship bulletins at the 2018 Festival of Homiletics. All bulletin materials will be projected on screens in the worship areas, available to view on mobile devices via the Festival App, and accessible below for advance printing. You can access all PDF bulletins […]