Breathe in Peace for Advent

Take a few moments out of your week to center your heart and mind on the peace we have in Christ. We invite you to use this breath prayer in your personal practice and with your community. God’s blessings, preacher.

Breathe in Joy for Advent

This week we invite you into prayer and rest for Advent with a focus on joy. Take a few moments throughout your week to rest in God’s presence.

Breathe in Faith for Advent

Our weekly Advent series of prayer and rest continues this week with a breath prayer to help you center on faith. Take a few moments throughout your week to rest in God’s presence.

Rest, Breathe, and Hope for Advent

Burn out. Exhaustion. Fatigue. Do these sound familiar—feel familiar? Even as the seasons have changed in the church year and in nature, the pandemic has seemed to supersede them all in a time that some pastors have jokingly called “coronatide.” Yet, here we are in Advent, a time of promise and hope that calls to […]

Register for the 2021 Festival

Registration is open for #Homiletics2021 Join us online for the annual Festival of Homiletics, May 17 to 21st, 2021. This year’s theme is “Preaching for the Future Church” and it will feature Diana Butler Bass, Michael Curry, Kaitlin Curtice, and Otis Moss III. This Festival will draw thousands of colleagues for preaching, worship, and dialogue […]

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 […]

Offering Recipients

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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 […]

Faith to Save the Planet

Brian McLaren

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 This free evening event will inspire attendees to respond to climate change from a faith perspective. […]