U.S. Festival of Homelitics | Live Online

U.S. Festival of Homelitics | Live Online

U.S. Festival of Homelitics | Live Online

Event Details


Preaching a New Earth: Climate and Creation


The Festival of Homiletics is a USA based week-long conference that brings together a wide variety of outstanding preachers and professors of homiletics to inspire a discourse about preaching, worship and culture.  The festival’s goal is to engage theologically the practices of preaching and worship, as well as issues related to congregations in the 21st century.  Individual preachers are invited to consider various styles and methodologies of preaching in the hopes that they will renew their faith and refresh their spirits through engaging worship, lectures and workshops.  Throughout the week the festival aims to inspire preachers in their roles of proclaiming the gospel.  Between 1,500 and 1,800 preachers, pastors and lay people from all 50 US states and 20+ countries, including Australia, attend the conference each year, around 50% being returning participants.  Each year a growing number of Uniting Church Lay and Ordained Preachers have attended this conference.  Now you have the opportunity to engage online, free of charge.

The Festival of Homiletics began in 1992 with a gathering of 400 pastors from around the USA for the purpose of learning and conversing about preaching in a contemporary context. The Rev. David Howell, an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church, created the festival as an extension of his preaching journal Lectionary Homiletics. Today the festival is under the custodianship of Luther Seminary, who continue to cultivate the finest preaching and the finest cutting-edge thinking about preaching, homiletics, church and culture.


Dates: Tuesday, 19 May –
Saturday, 23 May 2020
U.S. East Coast Times: 11:45 a.m. Start / 5 p.m. Close (each day)
Aust. East Coast Times: 1:45 a.m. Start / 7 a.m. Close (each day) –
14 hours ahead of U.S East Coast.
Schedule: Festival schedule link
Format: Online via Luther Seminary’s
Platform‘ video conference service.
Topic: Preaching a New Earth: Climate and Creation
Speakers: Festival speakers list
Cost: Free of charge
Registration: Festival registration link


Video Testimonial

If you’re curious to know more about what previous festivals have been like, click on the image below to view a YouTube clip.

Festival of Homiltetics | What’s the Festival like? | 1 min 49 sec