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 […]
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 […]
Our amazing photographers Keith Spencer and Stephanie Luedtke have been working hard this week. See more #Homiletics2019 photos on SmugMug.
In Rev. Will Willimon’s estimation, self-righteousness is a major pitfall to preachers’ efforts to be prophetic. When religious leaders internalize expectations of saintly perfection, we can be too afraid of saying the wrong thing to risk saying anything meaningful at all. When the idea of “prophets” gets confused with “fortune-tellers,” we feel pressured to speak from a place of all-knowing […]
Another powerhouse day of #Homiletics2019! Here are some social media highlights from Thursday.
2019 Festival of Homiletics handouts include: William Barber II: Call to action and letter introducing Moral Witness Wednesday, June 12, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Sarah Ciavarri: The Heart of Daring Leadership Barbara Lundblad: Taking Resistance Seriously, and Moving Through It Each of these handouts is also posted on the Festival app under Maps & Docs
What a beautiful third day of #Homiletics2019! Here are some social media highlights from the day.
Brought back to the present with beautiful music from Peter Mayer in the midst of a busy week, workshop participants were centered for the start of William H. Lamar IV’s workshop, “The Holy Spirit: Source of Moral Imagination.” Lamar IV made clear from the very beginning, “For me, there is no imagination without the Spirit.” […]
Getting into the game, Rev. Otis Moss III opened his first sermon with a sports analogy, explaining how following sermons from James Forbes Jr. and William Barber II made him feel like James Jones, NBA player and three-time champion. Never heard of him? Rev. Moss joked that James Jones got all his championship rings from […]
What a powerful second day of #Homiletics2019! Blessed with beautiful weather, the participants of Festival of Homiletics 2019 were energized with spirited preaching from Rev. Dr. Barber, uplifted with music from the Fleshpots of Egypt during Rolf Jacobson’s workshop, Laughed and learned with Barbara Lundblad, were challenged to reimagine liturgy by Cláudio Carvalhaes, sang with the Fleshpots […]
Hundreds gathered for worship in Central Lutheran Church’s beautiful sanctuary as Karoline Lewis introduced this year’s theme, inspired by Frank A. Thomas’ book How to Preach a Dangerous Sermon. Instead of playing it safe in the pulpit, what does it mean to be a voice for moral imagination in our world right now? Attendees were welcomed into worship, […]
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In an effort to reduce paper waste, there are not print versions of the worship bulletins at the 2019 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 […]
Friday morning offering Offering from the Friday 11am Worship Service at Central Lutheran Church will go to the Downtown Congregations to End Homelessness shared project to provide Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA). Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) is a program of the Downtown Congregations to End Homelessness (DCEH) to provide personal support and funds to stop folks from being […]
If you’re in town early for the Festival, head over to Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church on May 12 at 7 p.m. for “Faith to Save the Planet: An Evening with Brian McLaren.” Free general admission tickets are at https://hennepinmclaren.eventbrite.com This free evening event will inspire attendees to respond to climate change from a faith perspective. […]